August 2020 Maintenance

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrade to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Mangi will be unavailable throughout much of the day.

A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. CDT on August 5. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on August 5 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status.

August maintenance will include:

  • NICE
    • Make packages consistent across nodes
    • Added geany and mousepad editors
  • Singularity
    • New Singularity version 3.6.0 (no major changes)
  • Internal system updates
    • Kernel updates with bug fixes
  • Update to Panasas (primary storage platform) software release

Systems status is always available on our Status page

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the MSI Help Desk through our online Support Request Form or via email to