Research Computing planned outage, September 10

On Tuesday, September 10, Research Storage and ACT Unix systems, including NX, will be unavailable whilst essential upgrade work is carried out. The work on Research Storage is to upgrade the outdated hardware that occasionally caused the services to be unavailable. We will also be using this opportunity to apply software updates to other systems including silver storage and NX servers.

Research Storage

The services will be temporarily down to allow for this work between 17:00 and 20:00. During work, all research data storage and Unix home directories will be unavailable. Other storage (N: Drive, Collab file shares) will be unaffected.

NX Services

We will be taking this opportunity to perform some updates to the NX service. All NX sessions will be terminated at 17:00. NX will be ‘at risk’ during this period.


All login sessions will be terminated at 17:00. The service will be ‘at risk’ during this period.

Legacy Met-cluster

Met-cluster will be powered off and it will stay offline until Monday, when will be reinstated with very limited compute capacity.

When will services be available again?

Both work to Research Storage and NX services is planned to finish before 20:00. Please refrain from using these services until this time.

Have a question?

If you have any questions or concerns about this work then please contact IT at