RSS Announcements – January 2022

Hello Research Computing Community,

Happy New Year to all our users! We hope you had a safe and happy holiday break.

You may have read about the Kyoto University supercomputer incident from a few weeks ago. Apparently, a bug in the backup program of their storage system caused about 34 million files, approximately 77TB of data, to be lost and are considered unrecoverable!

We wanted to use this as an opportunity to remind and urge you to be backing up your data to a local machine. If you have questions about how to transfer data from Lewis, please reach out via email or visit our CIE’s during office hours (held 4 days a week) via the link below.


Lewis Maintenance – Tuesday, February 8th.

Routine maintenance for Lewis is to begin at 8 AM on Tuesday 2/8.
Jobs will run if they are scheduled to complete before the maintenance window begins and jobs will start again once the maintenance is complete. Users of Lewis are encouraged to plan their use of the cluster with this maintenance window in mind.
Please check the status page at for updates on when maintenance has completed.

Support and Training Opportunities

ALL MU RSS hosted training sessions and office hours are currently hosted via Zoom:

Open Assistance Hours Every Wednesday 10 – Noon
Engineering Affiliate Hours Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday** 2 – 4:00 PM

Please come with your cluster related questions to our open help hours. No reservations or sign-up required.
Also, please feel welcome to send us any questions through email correspondence to:

Linux and Lewis/Clark Training Part 1: Tuesday, January 18th 10 – 11 AM
Part 2: Thursday, January 20th 10 – 11 AM
Please join us for a brief Introduction to Linux Commands course on 1/18 at 10 AM and how to apply these commands in our HPC clusters on 1/20 at 10 AM. We will also be available on the call for any questions afterwards. If you are interested in this two part training, we kindly request that you send an email to and indicate you are planning to attend these trainings with Subject: Cluster Trainings.
Also, please email us if you are interested in these trainings, but have a conflict with these times.

Security Consulting
RCSS now has in-house information security expertise you can take advantage of! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the security of your systems and data, please contact us at with Subject: Security Consultations.

We are always interested in your feedback. Please contact us at with any comments or concerns on our services. Let us know what you appreciate or any suggestions on how we might improve.

Jan. 19, 2022