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Visit this page to get up-to-date information on the WestGrid systems you are using. Both planned maintenance and unexpected outages will be reported. View the update notes and legend below for more information. If you have any questions about any of these systems or their status, please contact WestGrid Support.

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Post date System Update Notes
2018-02-02 - 13:02 PST Orcinus

Friday, February 2, 2018 7:00 AM (PST)

 The UBC campus experienced  power bumps, all buildings were affected.
 As a result many Orcinus' computing nodes lost power. The jobs running
 there were lost. Please examine your intermediate data and resubmit the
 lost computations.

 We are sorry for any inconveniences, but unfortunately these power issues
 are beyond our control.  

2018-02-02 - 10:43 PST Cedar

Scheduler problem

UPDATE Feb. 02 - The issues have been resolved and Cedar is fully operational. 

The job scheduler is misbehaving, which may impair the ability to start new jobs. L'ordonnanceur a un problème, ce qui peut empêcher de démarrer de nouvelles tâches.

Jobs starting and finishing are having trouble returning results to the main Scheduling server, there may be delay in jobs being scheduled or completing. Also, squeue results may show incorrect status until we can get this resolved.

2018-01-27 - 01:30 PST ownCloud

High ownCloud load

WestGrid ownCloud service has been restored. Please report any issue to Thanks.

2018-01-15 - 15:00 PST Grex

Fully operational

Reboot of the login nodes complete. Grex should be fuly operational.

2018-01-05 - 09:42 PST Network

CANARIE Winnipeg router upgrade USask and UManitoba Jan.15.

Due to the redundant loop architecture users should not be effected. However Winnipeg (UManitoba) may experience outages.


Subject:            Winnipeg Router Update
Category:           Scheduled maintenance
Ticket ID:          20180104-002
Start Time:         2018-01-15 19:00 CST (2018-01-16 01:00 UTC)
End Time:           2018-01-15 21:00 CST (2018-01-16 03:00 UTC)

== Created: Richard on 2018-01-04 15:42 EST(2018-01-04 20:42 UTC) ==

Description:    Router Software Update. Please expect less than 40
minutes of outage however the entire window is reserved.

During the service window the following services are impacted:

2017-12-08 - 12:10 PST Bugaboo


On Feburary 28, 2018, this system will be decommissioned

As of January 1, 2018 the Bugaboo storage system is no longer under vendor support. Therefore we recommend users keep their own copies of critical data or migrate all data off Bugaboo before December 31, 2017.  

Please visit the WestGrid Migration page for more information or email

2017-08-29 - 16:03 PDT Parallel

Parallel - 2017-08-29 - System back to normal operation.

Parallel is back to normal operation after last night's power failure. Please examine job output from failed jobs carefully and resubmit as necessary.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

2017-07-25 - 13:56 PDT WestGrid portal

WestGrid SFU network outage - July 27 9-10AM

Please note SFU WestGrid network will not downtime on July 27 between 9-10AM. We will move the current connection from 10GE link to 100GE link. All external connections will not be available during the outage, include access to bugaboo, owncloud and Atlas Tier-2 network.

2017-05-03 - 14:38 PDT Arbutus

Scheduled Logical Network Change Thursday May 4, 2017 11:00 PDT

We will be making a logical network change between 11:00-11:30am PDT tomorrow and no outage is anticipated during this time.