MGHPCC (Holyoke) Annual Power Shutdown [May 23, 2022 6:00 PM – May 26, 2022 12:00 PM] (multi-day)

The annual MGHPCC data center power shutdown will occur May 24th. Even though we are going to begin the NERC shutdown process from May 23rd at 6 PM along with Research Computing at Harvard FAS (FASRC) and Northeast Storage Exchange (NESE) team.


– Power-down of the cluster will begin from 6 PM on May 23rd.
– Power will be out that night and through the following day, May 24th.
– Maintenance to NERC, FASRC, NESE infrastructure will occur on May 25th.
– Power-up ETA and return to service is noon on May 26th.


– While this outage impacts all services and resources in the MGHPCC/Holyoke data center, please be aware NERC services along with storage will not be available during this timeline. 

– Power-up ETA and return to service is noon on May 26th; so we urge you to keep an eye on to get the progress during this time. 

– Please do subscribe to the NERC’s status for any future updates:

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May 23 - 26 2022


6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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