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System Message(s) of the Day

After you enter your username and password while logging into one of our systems, you will typically see set of news items that are pertinent to that particular system. These are commonly called the "messages of the day" or MOTD. It is STRONGLY recommended that you read these news items. They are typically stored in /etc/motd on every system. An example of the news items is shown below:

$ motd
   |        Texas A&M University High Performance Research Computing        |
   |                                                                        |
   | Website:           http://hprc.tamu.edu                                |
   | Consulting:        help@hprc.tamu.edu or (979) 845-0219                |
   | Ada Documentation: https://hprc.tamu.edu/wiki/index.php/Ada            |
  *                   === IMPORTANT POLICY INFORMATION ===                   *
  * -Unauthorized use of HPRC resources is prohibited and subject to         *
  *    criminal prosecution.                                                 *
  * -Use of HPRC resources in violation of United States export control laws *
  *    and regulations is prohibited. Current HPRC staff members are         *
  *    US citizens and legal residents.                                      *
  * -Sharing HPRC account and password information is in violation of State  *
  *    Law. Any shared accounts will be DISABLED.                            *
  * -Authorized users must also adhere to all policies at:                   *
  *            https://hprc.tamu.edu/wiki/index.php/HPRC:Policies            *

           !! WARNING: There are NO active backups of user data. !!

          Please restrict usage to 8 CORES across ALL Ada login nodes. 
           Users found in violation of this policy will be SUSPENDED.

                    **** Ada Cluster Stability Issues ****

19Sep2014 - The Ada cluster is currently experiencing issues due to firmware 
   updates applied during the 30Aug2014 maintenance.  Compute nodes may
   unexpectedly power off due to high temperatures.  We are currently 
   investigating the issue with IBM support.

The news for all systems are also shown on our home page. The archived news items can be found at here.