Big Red II to be decommissioned in preparation for Big Red 200’s installation
Supercomputers reach retirement age a lot faster than the rest of us. We have to wait till our sixties, but Big Red II is long in the tooth at age six. Soon there will be a new kid in town, Big Red 200. Bigger, brighter, faster…Big Red II’s time has come to ride off into the sunset and let the youngster handle all those petaFLOPS of data from here on out.
On November 12, Big Red II will be retired from service. As of that date, users will no longer be able to log into the system. Big Red II home directories will be accessible on Big Red II+, Carbonate, and Karst. New software installations on Big Red II will no longer be accepted beyond October 13, 2019.