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December 28, 2018

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In 2011, the Research Computing Center (RCC) launched the high-performance compute cluster, Midway1, to enable research and scholarship. After 7 years, the hardware is no longer under warranty and is beyond its expected lifespan. The RCC has started the decommissioning of Midway1 and plans to migrate all applications to Midway2. A multi-phased approach is being used to decommission Midway1 as to mitigate disruption.

The first phase is the migration of the more than 600 software modules from Midway 1 to Midway2. We expect this to be completed by December 31, 2018. The second phase will be the decommissioning of Midway1 compute nodes. Phase two will be initiated in the first quarter of 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by April 1, 2019. The final phase will be the migration of data. Data migration will take time, and it has a target completion date of May 31, 2019. The RCC will offer data migration assistance, training, and support during this process. After this, we will move towards a full decommissioning. We expect this to take place by the end of June 2019.

You can find information about this process at the Decommissioning Midway 1 website.