Hydra Cluster : Login Node under Emergency Maintenance

Dear Hydra users,

the login node for the Hydra cluster (hydra1.tamu.edu) suffered a number of serious H/W failures this morning. Impact on users' data should be minimal, with the exception of data under modification in interactive editing sessions at the time of H/W crash. We are in the process of (1) recovering this node and (2) restoring interactive access to Hydra.

So far all the signs indicate that this node has failed permanently. We are preparing another node to be the interactive login host for Hydra. This node will have public name tera.tamu.edu.

We will make final announcements when the alternative node is ready for interactive login sessions. Please stay tuned.

Posted on: 12:19 PM, February 6, 2013