About ABCI

OPERATION STATUS

Current Operation Status and Problem Status

(As of Apr 26, 2024)

Start Date Time End Date Time The Current Operation Status and the Problem Status
Fri, Apr 26, 2024 22:00 - All ABCI Services are available.

Future Operation Schedule

(As of May 30, 2024)

Start Date Time End Date Time The Future Operation Schedule
(Planned schedule may be changed.)
- Fri, Jun 28, 2024 13:00 The storages under /scratch and /projects will no longer be provided. If you have necessary data, please migrate your data to another storage by yourself by June 28 1:00pm.
Fri, Jun 28, 2024 13:00 Fri, Jul 12 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of the water cooling system and etc.
Fri, Aug 16, 2024 13:00 Thu, Aug 30 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the electric power outage and other maintenance.
Sep or Oct, 2024 Several days ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of the water cooling system and etc.
- Thu, Oct 31, 2024 All services of ABCI 2.0 will be terminated. For more details, please click here.

Past Down History

(As of May 20, 2024)

Start Date Time End Date Time The Past System Down History
Sat, May 18, 2024 00:00 01:30 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down due to network maintenance.
- During this period, communication breakdowns of up to a quarter hour duration occurred up to twice.
- ABCI interactive nodes, ABCI cloud storage and ABCI User Portal will be inaccessible.
- The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected.
- Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
- Batch jobs that do not require external access and are processed only inside ABCI will not be affected.
Fri, Apr 26, 2024 14:54 Fri, Apr 26 22:00 ABCI has failed due to the unexpected power outage.
Tue, Apr 23, 2024 23:05 Wed, Apr 24 20:30 ABCI is out of service due to the unexpected power outage.
Wed, Apr 17, 2024 10:00 11:30 On April 16 at around 20:30, failure was confirmed on es1. We are experiencing a phenomenon where the Group Area in /groups is sometimes inaccessible. We will stop es1 at 10:00 today to restore it. Please use es2 if you are using Node (V).
Sat, Mar 30, 2024 17:00 Fri, Apr 12 15:00 ABCI is out of service due to the fiscal annual renewal maintenance.
Please refer to System Updates (2024-04-12(future update)) for more details.
Mon, Mar 18, 2024 13:00 16:00 ABCI User Portal is out of service due to the maintenance. The other services are available.
Tue, Mar 12, 2024 10:00 13:00 The maintenance of the User Portal that was planned for this time period has been canceled and services are available.
The next maintenance of the user portal will be announced on this page as soon as it is scheduled.
Wed, Jan 31, 2024 10:00 Wed, Feb 14 13:00 Due to the ABCI Grand Challenge 2023#4, the number of available Compute Nodes (V) will be reduced for non-participants because Grand Challenge participants will use 136 Compute Nodes (V).
Fri, Feb 9, 2024 13:30 14:38 Batch job execution did not start.
Thu, Dec 14, 2023 10:00 Feb, Feb 9, 2024 22:30 The “2nd ABCI Large-scale Language Model Building Support Program Group#2” restricts some Compute Nodes (A) for non-participants. The other nodes are available.
Tue, Jan 9, 2024 10:00 11:20 Due to the end of the "Compute Node (V) Usage Promotion Program", Batch jobs (SPOT) of Compute Node (V) cannot be executed during this period, but batch Jobs can be submitted.
Sun, Dec 10, 2023 09:00 Tue, Jan 9, 2024 11:20 Due to the end of the "Compute Node (V) Usage Promotion Program", we will not accept reservations for Compute Nodes (V) after Jan 9, 2024 10:00. The reservation will be resumed on Tue, Jan 9 12:00. Other ABCI functions are in service.
Thu, Dec 14, 2023 13:35 18:36 Network communication delay was occurring.
Tue, Dec 12, 2023 18:20 Wed, Dec 13 16:00 Delayed in file system /home.
Fri, Dec 8, 2023 13:00 Tue, Dec 12 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the electric power outage and the maintenance of the water cooling system.
System updates has been performed during this period. Please refer to "System Update" for details.
Wed, Dec 6, 2023 10:00 Fri, Dec 8 13:00 The number of available Compute Nodes (V) will be reduced for non-participants because ABCI Grand Challenge 2023#3 will use 512 Compute Nodes (V). Other nodes are available.
Thu, Oct 5, 2023 10:00 Mon, Dec 4 12:00 The “2nd ABCI Large-scale Language Model Building Support Program Group#1” restricts some Compute Nodes (A) for non-participants. The other nodes are available.
Tue, Nov 14, 2023 10:00 11:00 Some new options will be added to the qsub/qdel command in ABCI Batch job system.
• Users will not be affected.
• Function of the new option:
 ⇒ When a job is submitted by qsub with a new option, other members of the same ABCI Group can delete the job by qdel.
 ⇒ When a job is submitted by qsub with a new option, other members of the same ABCI Group can ssh to the Compute Nodes assigned to the job.
• Reference the "System Update 2023-11-14" in the “User Guide” for Details of the new options.
Fri, Oct 27, 2023 15:00 - The compute resource types rt_M.large and rt_M.small provided on the memory-intensive nodes are planned to stop providing services.
Please refer to “ABCI USAGE FEES (*1)(*2)” for more details.
Wed, Oct 25, 2023 21:05 Thu, Oct 26, 2023 16:40 Whole ABCI down due to an unexpected power outage.
Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00 Thu, Oct 19 12:00 The number of available Compute Nodes (V) will be reduced for non-participants because ABCI Grand Challenge 2023#2 will use 512 Compute Nodes (V). Other nodes are available.
Sat, Oct 7, 2023 00:00 03:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down due to network maintenance.
- During this period, communication will be down for 1 hour once.
- ABCI interactive nodes, ABCI cloud storage and ABCI User Portal will be inaccessible.
- The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected.
- Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Mon, Oct 2, 2023 10:00 12:00 Due to the "Compute Node (V) Usage Promotion Program", Batch jobs (SPOT) of Compute Node (V) cannot be executed during this period, but batch Jobs can be submitted.
Fri, Sep 1, 2023 09:00 Mon, Oct 2 12:00 Due to the "Compute Node (V) Usage Promotion Program", we are not accepting reservations for Compute Nodes (V) after Oct 2 10:00. The reservation will be resumed on Mon, Oct 2 12:00.
Tue, Aug 1, 2023 Sat, Sep 30 The “1st ABCI Large-scale Language Model Building Support Program” restricts some Compute Nodes (A) for non-participants. In addition, the maximum number of Compute Nodes (A) can be reserved at once per system reduced from 50 to 30. The other nodes are available.
Tue, Sep 5, 2023 00:00 02:00 Maintenance of network related to ABCI’s external communication.
*Please note that there may be multiple momentary network breaks during this period.
Wed, Aug 23, 2023 00:00 02:00 Emergency maintenance of network equipment
*Please note that there may be multiple momentary network breaks during this period.
Mon, Jun 26, 2023 03:30 06:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down due to network maintenance.
- During this period, communication will be down for 15 minutes twice.
- ABCI interactive nodes, ABCI cloud storage and ABCI User Portal will be inaccessible.
- The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected.
- Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Mon, Jun 12, 2023 17:00 19:32 Singularity End Point is unavailable.
Mon, Jun 12, 2023 17:00 19:10 Storage of Group area for specific purpose(/projects) is failed.
Fri, Jun 09, 2023 13:00 Mon, Jun 12 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI water cooling system.
If the same job is resubmitted after the maintenance, it may behave differently than before since "System Updates 2023-06-12" will be performed during the maintenance.
Tue, May 16, 2023 10:00 Tue, May 30, 2023 13:00 Due to the ABCI Grand Challenge 2023#1, the number of available Compute Nodes (V) will be reduced for non-participants because Grand Challenge participants will use 136 Compute Nodes (V).
Tue, May 16, 2023 08:30 09:45 The ABCI User Portal was not available. Currently it is normally up and running.
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 17:00 17:52 Due to a failure of the ABCI User Portal, there was an obstacle that prevented the declaration regarding Specific Category Applicability.
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 17:00 - Due to maintenance from Apr 1 to Apr 7, the OS of Interactive Nodes (V) and Compute Nodes (V) will be changed.
    BEFORE: CentOS 7
    AFTER: Rocky Linux 8
- This OS change requires you to recompile your programs or rebuild the python virtual environment.
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 0:00 Fri, Apr 7 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the fiscal annual renewal maintenance.
- ABCI User Portal will also be down.
- Please understand that responding to questions to qa@abci.ai will be slower than usual.
- Running jobs will be forced to be killed.
- The inode quota in the ABCI Group Area will be capped at 200 million. If you are the Responsible Person or the Administrator of ABCI Group who uses more than 200 million inodes, please follow the procedure below to apply for the increase by Mar 17 5:00pm.
https://abci.ai/en/how_to_use/quota.html
- If the same job is resubmitted after the maintenance, it may behave differently than before since "System Updates 2023-04-07" will be performed during the maintenance.
Wed, Mar 15, 2023 10:00 15:00 The ABCI User Portal is unavailable due to maintenance.
Mon, Feb 6, 2023 14:00 16:00 To protect against vulnerabilities in Intel oneAPI, we have removed execution permission from the directory containing the vulnerable library.
Please refer to System Updates (2023-02-03) and Known Issues, for more details.
This update does not involve a system outage.
Tue, Jan 31, 2023 18:00 Fri, Feb 3 11:00 Intel oneAPI Vulnerability was disclosed as shown below.
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00773.html
Due to the vulnerability, the commands icpx, icpc were set to be unavailable on Jan 31, 2023 at 6:00pm.
The new vulnerability-corrected commands icpx, icpc, and the new modules were made available on Feb 3, 2023 at 11:00am.
Please refer to System Updates (2023-02-03) for more details.
Subsequently, on Feb 6, Intel oneAPI modules prior to intel/2022.0.2 that contained the vulnerability were withdrawn at ABCI. Please use the intel/2022.2.1 module in which the vulnerability has been fixed. See “2023/01/31” in "Known Issues" for details.
This update does not involve a system outage.
Fri, Jan 27, 2023 00:00 03:00 Network maintenance is scheduled.
This maintenance will not affect to the ABCI system.
Wed, Jan 25, 2023 19:00 23:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down due to network maintenance.
- During this period, communication will be down for 10 minutes twice.
- ABCI interactive nodes, ABCI cloud storage and ABCI User Portal will be inaccessible.
- The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected.
- Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Thu, Jan 5, 2023 10:00 11:00 The Singularity PRO unavailable due to ABCI maintenance to fix the above problem. If you try to use Singularity during maintenance, an unexpected error may occur. Please refer to Known Issues for details. Other services are available.
Tue, Dec 13, 2022 17:00 Thu, Jan 5, 2023 11:00 The features of “pull” and “Remote Build” functions of the Singularity End Point are failure. Please refer to Known Issues for details. Other services, including Singularity PRO will be available.
Sat, Apr 1, 2023 0:00 Thu, Apr 6 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the fiscal annual renewal maintenance.
- ABCI User Portal will also be down.
- Please understand that responding to questions to qa@abci.ai will be slower than usual.
- Running jobs will be forced to be killed.
Tue, Dec 27, 2022 11:00 12:00 Due to maintenance, the ABCI User Portal will be unavailable for a few minutes.
Wed, Dec 14, 2022 23:00 Mon, Dec 19 22:35 There are some problems in the network between the ABCI and the INTERNET. The network is unstable, and communication down of several seconds-1 minute are occurring irregularly.
Mon, Dec 19, 2022 18:00 22:35 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
During this time, 20 minutes’ connections down will happen several times, and a few minutes’ connections down for several times.
Scope of Impact:
· The Interactive Nodes and the ABCI user portal are inaccessible.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Mon, Dec 19, 2022 11:00 12:00 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
During this time, approximately one minutes’ connection down will happen for several times.
Scope of Impact:
· The Interactive Nodes and the ABCI user portal are inaccessible.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Fri, Dec 16, 2022 19:00 24:00 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
During this time, several minutes’ down or 10 minutes’ down will happen for several times.
Scope of Impact:
· The Interactive Nodes and the ABCI user portal are inaccessible.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Fri, Dec 16, 2022 15:50 16:40 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
During this time, 5 minutes’ connection down will happen twice, 10 minutes’ connection down will happens once, and a few minutes’ connections down for several times.
Scope of Impact:
· The Interactive Nodes and the ABCI user portal are inaccessible.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Thu, Dec 15, 2022 18:00 23:00 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
During this time, 5 minutes’ connection down will happen several times and a few minutes’ connections down for several times.
Scope of Impact:
· The Interactive Nodes and the ABCI user portal are inaccessible.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Wed, Dec 14, 2022 19:30 23:00 Due to Network maintenance, Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
· 19:30 - 21:30 Connection to Interactive nodes and ABCI User Portal will be down for about 1.5 hours during this period.
· 21:30 - 23:00 Multiple 30-second communication down will occur during this period.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Fri, Dec 9, 2022 13:00 Tue, Dec 13 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI water cooling system.
Wed, Dec 7, 2022 10:00 Fri, Dec 9 13:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2022#3” restricts Compute Node(A). The other nodes are available.
Thu, Oct 20, 2022 11:00 Fri, Oct 21 13:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2022#2” restricts Compute Node(A). The other nodes are available.
Wed, Oct 19, 2022 10:00 Thu, Oct 20 12:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2022#2” restricts Compute Node(V). The other nodes are available.
Mon, Oct 03, 2022 17:30 18:00 The ABCI User Portal will be unavailable temporarily for about 10 seconds during this period.
Fri, Jul 15, 2022 19:00 Mon, Oct 3 17:00 Based on the Jul 1 - Sep 30 Power Saving Request (Sorry, Japanese only.) from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 272 Compute Nodes (V) are suspended. The reduced operation will be stopped on October 3, and all 1088 nodes (excluding the failed nodes) will resume operation sequentially. The maximum number of rt_F nodes that can be used at the same time in the Spot service is 512 (the value described in the User’s Guide).
All 120 nodes (excluding the failed nodes) of Compute Node (A) are already in operation.
When you submit a multi-node job, please consider the option USE_EXTRA_NETWORK (allow allocation of nodes on different racks) in order to reduce the waiting time.
Thu, Aug 25, 2022 10:00 16:45 Due to ABCI emergency maintenance, some services will be unavailable.
• Access to /groups, /bb will be unavailable. /home, /projects, /scratch, and ABCI Cloud Storage are accessible.
• All of Compute Nodes are unavailable. Jobs cannot be executed. Running jobs will be deleted by the administrators at the start of maintenance, so please resubmit and rerun them. Making reservations and submitting jobs are available, but there may be spans during maintenance when they are unavailable.
• The ABCI User Portal is not accessible.
• Interactive Nodes are available (/groups, /bb are not available). Reboot may occur and unavailable at the beginning of maintenance (around 10:00-11:00).
Thu, Aug 18, 2022 9:40 11:30 Access to some files under /groups (files under OSS06) are not available. It has already been recovered.
If your job was affected during this time period, please contact qa@abci.ai. We will return the points.
Sun, Aug 14, 2022 23:00 Thu, Aug 18 11:30 Part of Interactive Node (A) has failed. es-a2 is out of service. es1, es2, and es-a1 are working normally. Details are under investigation.
Sat, Aug 13, 2022 0:00 1:30 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down multiple times.
· Connection to Interactive nodes or to ABCI User Portal will be broken.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Thu, Aug 4, 2022 0:00 1:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down multiple times.
· Connection to Interactive nodes or to ABCI User Portal will be broken.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 17:00 18:15 ABCI has the following failure.
• 81 nodes of Compute Node (V)
• 1 node of Compute Node (A)
• Some virtual machines
Repairing in progress. The cause is under investigation.
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 16:10 17:00 ABCI has the following failure.
• A new job cannot be started.
• Billing-related processing fails and an error occurs at the end of a running job.
• Error occurred in show_quota.
Currently the problem has been resolved. The cause is under investigation.
Fri, Jul 8, 2022 16:30 Fri, Jul 15 19:00 Based on the Jul 1 - Sep 30 Power Saving Request (Sorry, Japanese only.) from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 544 Compute Nodes (V) are suspended. The number of suspended nodes has been changed from 689 to 544.
All 120 Compute Nodes (A) are scheduled to be in operation. The number of suspended nodes has been changed from 11 to 9. The rest of the 9 nodes are planned to be truned on sequentially.
The maximum number of nodes in the Spot service rt_F has been changed from 263 to 408 because the number of available Compute Nodes (V) has been back to 408.
Due to decreasing the active nodes, the waiting time of multi-node jobs is getting longer . To reduce the waiting time, please consider the option USE_EXTRA_NETWORK (allow allocation of nodes on different racks).
Thu, Jul 7, 2022 16:30 Fri, Jul 8 16:30 Based on the Jul 1 - Sep 30 Power Saving Request (Sorry, Japanese only.) from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 689 Compute Nodes (V) are suspended. The number of suspended nodes has been changed from 700 in the previous span to 689.
All 120 Compute Nodes (A) are scheduled to be in operation, and 54 nodes that were stopped previous span are being turned on sequentially.
The maximum number of nodes in the Spot service rt_F has been changed from 252 to 263 because the number of available Compute Nodes (V) has been back to 263.
Thu, Jun 30, 2022 16:30 Thu, Jul 7 16:30 Due to the power saving request from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), 700 nodes of the Compute Node (V) and 54 nodes of the Compute Node (A) are reduced from operation.
Because the number of available compute nodes (V) has been reduced to 252, the maximum number of available nodes for rt_F in the Spot service has been changed from 512 to 252.
For details, please refer to "Supply-Demand Stress Alert" (Sorry, Japanese only.).
Wed, Jun 29, 2022 16:30 Thu, Jun 30 16:30 Due to the power saving request from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), 577 nodes of the Compute Node (V) and 43 nodes of the Compute Node (A) are reduced from operation.
Because the number of available compute nodes (V) has been reduced to 375, the maximum number of available nodes for rt_F in the Spot service has been changed from 512 to 375.
For details, please refer to "Supply-Demand Stress Alert" (Sorry, Japanese only.).
Mon, Jun 27, 2022 14:00 Wed, Jun 29 16:30 Due to a power saving request from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, 476 nodes of the Compute Node (V) is reduced from operation.
For details, please refer to "Supply-Demand Stress Alert" (Sorry, Japanese only.).
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 13:30 Tue, Jun 21 13:00 ABCI including ABCI User Portal, is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI system and water cooling system.

- ABCI User Portal will also be down.
- Please understand that responding to questions to qa@abci.ai will be slower than usual.
- Running jobs will be forced to be killed.
- The job queue and job reservations are not preserved. Please resubmit your batch job(s). Please recreate your reservation(s).
- If the same job is resubmitted after the maintenance, it may behave differently than before since software updates will be performed during the maintenance.
- Some of Known Issues will be resolved in this update.
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 21:00 Mon, Jun 13 9:48 The following problems happened during 2022/06/11 21:00 and 6/13 9:48.
- A new batch job on compute node (A)(V) failed to execute.
- All of the reservations for compute node (A)(V) disappeared.
See for Known Issues.
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 13:30 14:39 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Tue, May 24, 2022 13:00 14:20 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Wed, May 18, 2022 11:00 Thu, May 18 11:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2022#1” restricts Compute Node(A). The other nodes are available.
Thu, May 19, 2022 12:00 Fri, May 20 12:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2022#1” restricts Compute Node(V). The other nodes are available.
Thu, May 12, 2022 17:40 18:57 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Thu, May 12, 2022 10:15 11:05 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Wed, May 11, 2022 15:06 17:08 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Tue, May 10, 2022 19:00 Wed, May 11 0:05 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Mon, May 9, 2022 18:50 23:45 The Home Area is inaccessible.
Thu, Apr 21, 2022 11:00 Fri, Apr 22 10:00 Due to the maintenance of the ABCI User Portal, it is not available.
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 17:00 Mon, Apr 11 14:35 The Singularity Endpoint does not have a functioning the remote build feature.
Please see User Guide for alternative methods.
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 17:00 Sat, Apr 9 21:30 ABCI Cloud Storage service has some failures. Some users cannot access it.
Note: An email has been sent to users with instructions on how to restore the system.
Wed, Apr 6, 2022 17:00 Thu, Apr 7 13:30 ABCI User Portal has some failures. Applications can be submitted, but there is a delay in the approval process.
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 0:00 Wed, Apr 6 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the fiscal annual renewal maintenance.
- ABCI User Portal will also be down.
- Please understand that responding to questions to qa@abci.ai will be slower than usual.
- Running jobs will be forced to be killed.
- If the same job is resubmitted after the maintenance, it may behave differently than before since System Updates will be performed during the maintenance.
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 17:00 Thu, Mar 31 17:00 520 of the Compute Nodes (V) are unavailable due to maintenance. Other Computate Nodes (V) and (A) are available.
Sat, Mar 19, 2022 10:00 18:30 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down multiple times.
· Connection to Interactive nodes or to ABCI User Portal will be broken.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Thu, Mar 17, 2022 9:00 13:40 ABCI User Portal is out of service. The other services are available.
Wed, Mar 16, 2022 0:00 6:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down multiple times.
· Connection to Interactive nodes or to ABCI User Portal will be broken.
· The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Tue, Mar 1, 2022 8:30 Thu, Mar 3 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of the water cooling system and update. ABCI User Portal also stopped for maintenance.
Please understand that responding to questions to qa@abci.ai will be slower than usual.
See "System Updates" for the software updates on this maintenance.
Tue, Jan 11, 2022 0:00 1:00 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
Unable to access to Interactive nodes and ABCI User Portal.
The batch jobs with the INTERNET access will be affected. Example: Communicating with a license server outside of ABCI, using ABCI cloud storage, etc.
Mon, Dec 27, 2021 20:10 Thu, Dec 30 11:39 The /projects area of the storage is failure.
It will be umount from Dec 28 14:00, and it is expected that it will take several days to recover.
Fri, Dec 10, 2021 13:00 Wed, Dec 15 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the electric power outage and the maintenance of the water cooling system.
See "System Updates" for the software updates on this maintenance.
Wed, Dec 8, 2021 10:00 Fri, Dec 10 13:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2021#3” restricts Compute Node(A). The other nodes are available.
Tue, Sep 14, 2021 11:00 Wed, Sep 22 11:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2021#2” reduces compute node(V) to 440 nodes. The other nodes are available.
Wed, Aug 11, 2021 10:00 Thu, Aug 12 15:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI. During this time, the mail server will also be stopped, so we will not be able to respond to inquiries to qa@abci.ai.
After this maintenance, /groups1/ and /fs3/ will be set to read-only.
Tue, Jul 6, 2021 17:00 Mon, Jul 19 11:00 Remote build of SingularityPRO is not available.
Fri, Jul 2, 2021 13:00 Tue, Jul 6 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI water cooling system.
Thu, Jun 17, 2021 13:00 Fri, Jun 18 13:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2021#1” restricts compute node(A). The other nodes are available.
Wed, Jun 16, 2021 12:00 Thu, Jun 17 12:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2021#1” reduces compute node(V) to 440 nodes. The other nodes are available.
Sat, May 8, 2021 0:00 1:30 Network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down.
Unable to access to Interactive nodes, ABCI User Portal, and Q&A service of qa@abci.ai.
The batch job services without INTERNET access, such as cloud storage, will not be affected.
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 0:00 Wed, Apr 7 10:00 ABCI is out of service due to the ABCI maintenance, including ABCI user portal and Q&A service of qa@abci.ai.
We will stop providing the service of Singularity 2.6 on ABCI at the end of March, 2021. Please migrate to SingularityPRO 3.5.
Fri, Mar 12, 2021 8:00 Sat, Mar 13 15:00 ABCI is out of service due to the ABCI maintenance, including ABCI user portal and Q&A service of qa@abci.ai.
The number of ABCI interactive nodes, “es”, will be reduced from 4 to 2. The es3 and es4 will be withdrawn.
Fri, Mar 5, 2021 8:00 Mon, Mar 8 9:00 Due to the rack maintenance, only 374 compute nodes are available.
The other services are available.
Wed, Mar 3, 2021 13:30 17:15 The insternal DNS server was not responding.
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 8:00 Mon, Mar 1 9:00 Due to the rack maintenance, only 544 compute nodes are available.
The other services are available.
Wed, Jan 27, 2021 15:10 16:20 Job Execution Service was unavailable.
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 10:30 16:30 Job Execution Service was unavailable.
Fri, Dec 11, 2020 13:00 Tue, Dec 15 17:00 ABCI is out of service due to the electric power outage.
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 12:30 Fri, Dec 11 13:00 All of the compute nodes and the memory-intensive nodes are going to be out of service due to the ABCI Grand Challenge 2020#3. The other ABCI services, such as interactive nodes, ABCI user portal, and Q&A service of qa@abci.ai are available.
Please refrain from too much frequent access to storage.
Mon, Nov 30, 2020 3:00 4:00 Due to the network maintenance, network communication between ABCI and INTERNET will be down for at max 60 minutes. ABCI User Portal and access to the interactive nodes will be unavailable.
Since ABCI internal network is available, the batch job services will not be affected.
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 20:15 23:40 Emergent maintenance for GPFS ( fs1, bb ) and UGE. All ABCI services stopped.
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 10:45 20:15 Unable to access to GPFS ( fs1, bb ) and UGE.
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 10:45 11:25 Unable to access to interactive nodes.
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 9:00 14:30 Unable to use SingularityPRO due to update. The other services are available.
Tue, Sep 8, 2020 12:35 21:49 Unable to access to GPFS ( fs1, fs2, fs3, bb ).
Fri, Aug 28, 2020 13:00 21:30 ABCI is out of service due to system update.
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 12:00 Fri, Aug 28 12:00 All nodes of computing server are restricted due to the “ABCI Grand Challenge 2020#2”.
Tue, Aug 25, 2020 12:00 Wed, Aug 26 12:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2020#2” reduced 522 nodes of computing server. Job execution may be delayed due to congestion.
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 0:00 14:00 ABCI Cloud Storage is unavailable to all ABCI nodes due to an internal DNS problem.
Mon, Jun 1, 2020 13:00 21:30 Due to an OpenSSL issue, aws-cli/1.16.194 and aws-cli/1.18 don’t work with ABCI Cloud Storage. aws-cli/2.0 works.
Fri, May 29, 2020 13:00 Mon, Jun 1 13:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of ABCI water cooling system.
Thu, May 28, 2020 12:00 Fri, May 29 13:00 The “ABCI Grand Challenge 2020#1” reduced 522 nodes of computing server. Job execution may be delayed due to congestion.
Thu, May 28, 2020 Mon, Jun 1 10:50 User Registration system on the ABCI User portal was not functioning.
Sat, May 2, 2020 16:20 Sun, May 3 19:53 All the compute nodes were unavailable(Jobs will not run).
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 9:00 Fri, Apr 3 20:00 Due to the maintenance, all services will be unavailable(qa@abci.ai will also be unavailable).
Wed, Apr 1, 2020 0:00 Fri, Apr 3 20:00 All the compute nodes were unavailable(Jobs will not run). ABCI User Portal will be unavailable.
Tue, Mar 10, 2020 15:50 18:42 Due to the trouble in the storage system, /home was not responding.
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 9:00 20:00 Network Maintenance(short interruptions of the internet access from/to ABCI).
Fri, Feb 28, 2020 10:00 14:00 ABCI User Portal is unavailable due to the planned maintenance.
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 20:50 22:03 Due to the trouble in the storage system, interactive nodes and jobs were affected.
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 13:55 Mon, Feb 17 15:30 Due to the trouble in the cooling system, 34 compute nodes(g0851-g0884) stopped.
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 13:00 18:00 ABCI Cloud Storage Service and ABCI User Portal stopped due to the maintenance. ABCI interactive/compute nodes, home/group area and qa@abci.ai mail service are available.
Tue, Dec 24, 2019 13:03 14:06 /home was not responding.
Fri, Dec 20, 2019 22:38 Mon, Dec 22 11:56 /home was not responding.
Thu, Dec 19, 2019 12:59 14:44 /home was not responding.
Fri, Dec 13, 2019 13:00 Tue, Dec 17 13:00 ABCI is out of service due to the maintenance of electricity in Kashiwa-site.
Fri, Dec 13, 2019 9:00 Tue, Dec 17 13:00 ABCI Cloud Storage is out of service due to the maintenance.
Tue, Dec 10, 2019 11:00 Fri, Dec 13 13:00 Due to the “ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#3”, jobs do not run except those of the participants of the Grand Challenge. The interactive nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service are available to all the users.
Fri, Dec 6, 2019 12:30 18:30 266 compute nodes are unavailable due to the ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#3. The start of your jobs may be delayed depending on the number of jobs in the waiting queue.
Tue, Dec 3, 2019 0:00 Wed, Dec 4 12:30 522 compute nodes are unavailable due to the ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#3. The start of your jobs may be delayed depending on the number of jobs in the waiting queue.
Tue, Nov 19, 2019 0:08 0:09 The internet access of ABCI breaks due to the emergent maintenance of the network equipment.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019 20:39 20:43 The internet access of ABCI was broken due to the trouble in the network equipment.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019 4:03 4:06 The internet access of ABCI was broken due to the trouble in the network equipment.
Tue, Nov 12, 2019 10:47 13:40 Out Of Mmemory caused troubles at es3.
Fri, Nov 1, 2019 9:00 12:00 ABCI User Portal is unavailable due to the maintenance.
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 12:00 Thu, Oct 10 12:30 522 compute nodes are unavailable due to the practice of ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#2. The start of your jobs may be delayed depending on the number of jobs in the waiting queue.
Thu, Oct 3, 2019 12:30 Fri, Oct 4 17:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service stop due to the maintenance of ABCI. All waiting jobs and reservations are cancelled.
Tue, Oct 1, 2019 11:00 Thu, Oct 3 12:30 ABCI is out of service due to “ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#2”. The users other than the participants of the “ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#2” cannnot log on to the ABCI interactive nodes. Note: ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service is available.
Mon, Sep 30, 2019 12:00 Tue, Oct 1 11:00 522 compute nodes are unavailable due to the practice of ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#2. The start of your jobs may be delayed depending on the number of jobs in the waiting queue.
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 18:00 18:40 Due to a DNS problem, abci.ai domain, including hosts such as as.abci.ai, could not be looked up.
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 12:00 Fri, Sep 27 11:30 522 compute nodes are unavailable due to the practice of the rehearsal of ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#2. The start of your jobs may be delayed depending on the number of jobs in the waiting queue.
Sat, Aug 24, 2019 15:00 21:11 /fs1 and /bb were not responding.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 4:38 11:08 /fs1 was not responding. Job submission had been restricted since 9:30 due to recovery work.
Tue, Jul 16, 2019 20:10 20:40 /fs3 was not responding.
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 15:30 16:50 /groups2 was not responding.
Wed, Jul 3, 2019 10:00 13:20 The trouble that e-mail to inform you the login URL for ABCI User Portal is blocked is principally resolved.
But the timing it is actually resolved depends on the mail-server on your site. Please try to login later if the mail does not arrive yet. Contact us if it is not resolved even tomorrow(7/4).
Mon, Jun 24, 2019 11:00 Thu, Jun 27 12:30 ABCI was out of service due to “ABCI Grand Challenge
2019#1”. The users other than the participants of the
“ABCI Grand Challenge 2019#1” cannnot log on to the
ABCI interactive nodes.
Note: ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service
are available.
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 12:30 Fri, Jun 28 21:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai
mail service stop due to the maintenance of
the water cooling system and ABCI.
(Planned schedule may be changed.)
Mon, May 20, 2019 13:51 19:00 ABCI job service (SPOT, ON-DEMAND, RESERVED),
ABCI group storage area and ABCI intaractive nodes(es)
were unavailable due to the problem.
Fri, May 10, 2019 11:06 18:00 ABCI job service (SPOT, ON-DEMAND, RESERVED) and
ABCI group storage were unavailable due to the problem.
Wed, Apr 3, 2019 13:00 Fri, Apr 5 14:00 Due to maintenance, ABCI all nodes and qa@abci.ai mail service stopped.
ABCI User Portal is available.
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 9:00 Wed, Apr 3 13:00 Due to maintenance, ABCI all nodes, qa@abci.ai mail service
and ABCI User Portal stopped.
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 17:00 Mon, Mar 18 17:00 Due to maintenance, ABCI User Portal stopped.
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 11:00 Thu, Jan 31 13:00 ABCI is out of service due to “ABCI Grand Challenge
#3”. The users other than the participants of the
“ABCI Grand Challenge #3” cannnot log on to the
ABCI interactive nodes.
Note: ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service
is available.
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 12:00 13:00 Network maintenance in AIST Kashiwa center.
Up to 10 minutes network down between ABCI and
INTERNET(SINET5) might happen for several times.
During the maintenance, there might be the down of the
sessions of the interactive node and the ABCI user portal,
temporary stop of mails to/from qa@abci.ai and so on.
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 15:00 Mon, Dec 17 21:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai
mail service stopped, due to the electric power
outage and the maintenance.
Thu, Nov 29, 2018 18:00 Fri, Nov 30 11:00 Due to the rack maintenance, the following
calculation nodes stopped.
g0885-0918
Mon, Nov 26, 2018 9:00 Thu, Nov 29 18:00 Due to the rack maintenance, the following
calculation nodes stopped.
g0545-1088
Mon, Nov 19, 2018 9:00 Mon, Nov 26 9:30 Due to the rack maintenance, the following
calculation nodes stopped.
g0001-0544
Fri, Nov 2, 2018 15:00 Mon, Nov 5 15:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai
mail service stopped, due to the rack maintenance.
Fri, Oct 26, 2018 15:00 Mon, Oct 29 17:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai
mail service stopped, due to the electric power
outage and the maintenance.
Tue, Oct 23, 2018 9:00 Fri, Oct 26 10:00 ABCI is out of service due to “ABCI Grand Challenge
#2”.The users other than the participants of the
“ABCI Grand Challenge #2” cannnot log on to the
ABCI interactive nodes.
Note: ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai mail service
is available.
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 9:15 14:15 ABCI User Portal stopped due to the problem.
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 13:00 Wed, Sep 26 17:00 ABCI all nodes, ABCI User Portal and qa@abci.ai
mail service stopped, due to the electric power
outage and the maintenance.
Fri, Jul 27, 2018 14:00 Wed, Aug 1 10:00 ABCI User Portal stopped, due to the maintenance.

ABCI Service Start and End Dates

(As of Mar 4, 2024)

Date Time ABCI Service
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 14:00 The ABCI user portal has started accepting ABCI group/account applications.
Wed, Aug 1, 2018 13:00 ABCI has started providing services.
Tue, Dec 17, 2019 0:00 ABCI has started providing service of new computing resources, rt_M.large and rt_M.small.
Wed, Jan 1, 2020 0:00 The ABCI Cloud Storage Service started officially.
Mon, May 10, 2021 13:00 “ABCI 2.0” ( Compute Node(A) ) has started providing services.
Fri, Oct 27, 2023 15:00 The compute resource types rt_M.large and rt_M.small provided on the memory-intensive nodes are no longer in service.
Fri, Jun 28, 2024 Group area for specific purpose (/projects) and Global scratch area (/scratch) will no longer be provided.
Thu, Oct 31, 2024 All ABCI 2.0 services will be terminated.