Affected services:

  • Crane

Crane: GPU driver upgrade

Scheduled for Tuesday 1st September 2020 at 08:00 (Central Time (US & Canada))

Schedule/description of work

The Nvidia drivers on the Crane GPU nodes will be upgraded starting Sept. 1st at 8am. We anticipate this maintenance to last no longer than 4 hours. This upgrade is necessary to support newer versions of the CUDA Toolkit. Jobs which cannot complete by the start of the maintenance will be held. Please note you may see a "ReqNodeNotAvail" or similar message in the squeue output for your jobs. This is a normal consequence of the system reservation. Jobs will start normally after the downtime; no action is needed on your part.

Scheduled start time
September 01, 2020 08:00
4 hours


The GPU systems completed their running jobs, so we were able to start the driver upgrade ahead of the scheduled maintenance window. The driver upgrade is complete and the GPU partitions are back in service. Please contact us with any questions or issues.

Posted by John Thiltges