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Kamiak ZZ Unused

IBM HPC Cluster

IBM High Performance Computing Cluster

The IBM High Performance Computing (HPC) service, which was offered as a service by Information Technology Services (ITS) for research use at no cost to WSU researchers for six years, has been fully decommissioned. Remaining users accounts and data were archived and will be deleted after a year of retention (June 1, 2018) Please send an email to if you have any questions. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the process for ensuring that the service was successfully transitioned to the new Kamiak HPC.


Project Timeline

Project Goal Timeline
Decommission IBM HPC November 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017
Develop and communicate the plan broadly to the user community November 7, 2016 – June 1, 2017 (done)
Meet with user community to address concerns Week of November 7, 2016 (done)
Ensure all services that are being used are identified November 7, 2016 – December 30, 2016 (done)
Meet with ATOs to discuss the plan December 6, 2016 (done)
Classify active and inactive accounts. Disable those determined to be inactive and change permissions on data to read only. December 12, 2016 (done)
Associate all the active accounts with email address, NID and PI November 16, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (done)
Survey and assist users with migration from the legacy HPC to alternative solutions December 1, 2016 – June 1, 2017 (in progress)
Identify the academic workload that will be using the system for the spring semester January 2, 2017 (done — no classes for spring)
Set up accounts for academic workload that will be using the system for the spring semester January 3, 2017 – January 6, 2017 (N/A)
Disable the scheduler April 3, 2017  (done)
Archive unrecovered data June 1, 2017 (done)
Properly dispose of the hardware at project end June 3 – June 30, 2017 (done)