The draining of several nodes in preparation for the Xanadu HPC power upgrade and hardware expansion is moving faster than expected. As such, we are currently planning to complete the power upgrade on the morning of July 27th (rather than the previously announced August 4th).
To further accommodate job submissions during this time, we have a temporary special queue with a job time limit of 3 days. This can be accessed with qos set to: special and partition set to special in your Slurm script or interactive session. Please note, if you want to access the himem nodes, you should set partition to special_himem and keep qos set to special.