[Issues] Groningen Peregrine cluster down

Ewout Helmich helmich at astro.rug.nl
Mon Mar 13 12:18:14 CET 2017

Just received this update:


Dear users,

We have some good news! The faulty switch will be replaced tomorrow, and
we expect the cluster to back online Wednesday morning

We will let you know once it is back

Kind regards

Wim Nap



On 03/13/2017 09:57 AM, Ewout Helmich wrote:
> Dear users,
> The Peregrine compute cluster in Groningen is down, apparently because
> of a broken switch. See the mail below. I will relay further updates.
> Regards,
> Ewout Helmich
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Dear Peregrine users,
> Our current conclusion is that the main ethernet switch of the cluster
> is broken. 
> This switch is used to connect the cluster to the main scheduler
> service, the software storage area and to the outside world. Without
> this switch the cluster can currently not be used.
> We are discussing with Dell, the supplier of the switch, how to solve
> the issue.
> We will keep you updated when we know more details about the actions
> that will be taken.
> Kind regards,
> Fokke Dijkstra
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