Research Computing Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) Downtime – October 19 – 21, 2020

The Research Computing Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) and related services have been returned to normal operation following the successful completion of the scheduled MGHPCC annual maintenance.

The Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) will be offline from Monday, October 19, 9 am to Wednesday, October 21, 9 am while the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), which houses the SCC, undergoes scheduled annual maintenance. Please note that this annual maintenance is off-cycle because it was impossible to schedule in the spring due to COVID-19.

This mid-semester downtime may be disruptive to the courses that use the SCC for their course work. Please schedule lectures and assignments accordingly.

RCS will post updates before, during, and after the downtime here.

  • Downtime: Monday, October 19, 9 am to Wednesday, October 21, 9 am.
  • Systems Impacted: SCC (login and batch nodes, home directories and project disk space), SCC OnDemand (, Linux Virtual Lab (,, and ATLAS.
  • Queue Draining: The SCC scheduler will not dispatch jobs that have specified a runtime that extends beyond October 19 at 7 am. These jobs will remain pending and will run when the system returns to normal operation on October 21 at 9 am.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.