May 2020 Maintenance

On Wednesday, May 6, 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. on May 6. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on May 6 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status.

May maintenance will include:

  • Mesabi OS updates
    • Kernel update with bug fixes
  • Mangi OS updates
    • Kernel update with bug fixes
  • Mangi memory upgrades
    • 50 Mangi nodes scheduled for a memory upgrade to 512 GB
  • Tier 1 Panasas update
  • Internal systems updates

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 at During the COVID-19 shutdown, phone support and walk-in support are not available.