ARC Upgrade

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The ARC cluster is scheduled for an upgrade starting on December 7th, 2020 and will be completed by December 17th. The login node may be unavailable during this time. You may continue to schedule jobs during this period but they will not begin execution until after the upgrade is complete.

Any jobs that have been submitted that have a time limit less than the remaining time between now and December 7th at 8AM will be queued and started after the upgrade period.

Please direct any questions or concerns to support@hpc.ucalgary.ca.

What's Changing?

Major changes with this upgrade include:

  • the operating system, from CentOS 7 to CentOS 8
  • the Linux Kernel, from 3.10 to 4.18
  • the Slurm scheduler, from 17.11 to 20.02
  • NVIDIA drivers updated, from 440.64 to 450.80
  • CUDA updated, from 10.2 to 11.1

There will also be version updates to software packages on the cluster. A detailed list of version changes can be found in the following table:

Package Name Current Configuration
CentOS 7
After Upgrade
CentOS 8
attr 2.4.46 2.4.48
bash 4.2.46 4.4.19
bc 1.06.95 1.07.1
boost 1.53.0 1.66.0
cmake 2.8.12.2 3.11.4
cpp 4.8.5 8.3.1
curl 7.29.0 7.61.1
dbus 1.10.24 1.12.8
diffstat 1.57 1.61
diffutils 3.3 3.6
dwz 0.11 0.12
ed 1.9 1.14.2
emacs 24.3 26.1
evince 3.28.2 3.28.4
expat 2.1.0 2.2.5
findutils 4.5.11 4.6.0
garcon 0.4.0 0.6.4
gawk 4.0.2 4.2.1
gcc 4.8.5 8.3.1
gd 2.0.35 2.2.5
gdb 7.6.1 8.2
gdbm 1.10 1.18
geoclue2 2.4.8 2.5.5
git 1.8.3.1 2.18.4
glib2 2.56.1 2.56.4
glibc-headers 2.17 2.28
glx-utils 8.3.0 8.4.0
gmp 6.0.0 6.1.2
gnome-shell 3.28.3 3.32.2
gnupg2 2.0.22 2.2.9
gnuplot 4.6.2 5.2.4
graphviz 2.30.1 2.40.1
gvnc 0.7.0 0.9.0
gzip 1.5 1.9
hardlink 1.0 1.3
hyphen 2.8.6 2.8.8
iproute 4.11.0 5.3.0
jansson 2.10 2.11
jasper-libs 1.900.1 2.0.14
java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless 1.8.0.252.b09 1.8.0.272.b10
json-c 0.11 0.13.1
kernel 3.10.0 4.18.0
less 458 530
libcap 2.22 2.26
libcap-ng 0.7.5 0.7.9
libcdio 0.92 2.0.0
libcdio-paranoia 10.2+0.90 10.2+0.94+2
libcom_err 1.42.9 1.45.4
libcurl 7.29.0 7.61.1
libdb 5.3.21 5.3.28
libdmx 1.1.3 1.1.4
libdrm 2.4.97 2.4.100
libedit 3.0 3.1
libfastjson 0.99.4 0.99.8
libffi 3.0.13 3.1
libfprint 0.8.2 1.90.0
libgcab1 0.7 1.1
libgcc 4.8.5 8.3.1
libgfortran 4.8.5 8.3.1
libgpg-error 1.12 1.31
libgphoto2 2.5.15 2.5.16
libgsf 1.14.26 1.14.41
libgusb 0.2.9 0.3.0
libicu 50.2 60.3
libidn 1.28 1.34
libinput 1.10.7 1.14.3
libiscsi 1.9.0 1.18.0
libjpeg-turbo 1.2.90 1.5.3
libkadm5 1.15.1 1.17
libldb 1.5.4 2.0.7
liblockfile 1.08 1.14
liblouis 2.5.2 2.6.2
libmusicbrainz5 5.0.1 5.1.0
libndp 1.2 1.7
libnfsidmap 0.25 2.3.3
libnl3 3.2.28 3.5.0
libnl3-cli 3.2.28 3.5.0
libnma 1.8.6 1.8.22
libpcap 1.5.3 1.9.0
libpng 1.5.13 1.6.34
libproxy 0.4.11 0.4.15
libselinux 2.5 2.9
libsrtp 1.4.4 1.5.4
libss 1.42.9 1.45.4
libstdc++ 4.8.5 8.3.1
libtalloc 2.1.16 2.2.0
libtar 1.2.11 1.2.20
libtasn1 4.10 4.13
libtdb 1.3.18 1.4.2
libtevent 0.9.39 0.10.0
libthai 0.1.14 0.1.27
libtiff 4.0.3 4.0.9
libtimezonemap 0.4.4 0.4.5.1
libtirpc 0.2.4 1.1.4
libtool 2.4.2 2.4.6
libtool-ltdl 2.4.2 2.4.6
libudisks2 2.8.4 2.8.3
libunistring 0.9.3 0.9.9
libusbx 1.0.21 1.0.22
libuser 0.60 0.62
libuuid 2.23.2 2.32.1
libuv 1.34.0 1.23.1
libv4l 0.9.5 1.14.2
libvirt-gconfig 1.0.0 2.0.0
libvirt-glib 1.0.0 2.0.0
libvirt-gobject 1.0.0 2.0.0
libwmf-lite 0.2.8.4 0.2.9
libX11 1.6.7 1.6.8
libxcb 1.13 1.13.1
libxfce4ui 4.12.1 4.14.1
libxfce4util 4.12.1 4.14.0
libxml2 2.9.1 2.9.7
libXp 1.0.2 1.0.3
libxshmfence 1.2 1.3
libxslt 1.1.28 1.1.32
libXxf86misc 1.0.3 1.0.4
logrotate 3.8.6 3.14.0
lsof 4.87 4.91
lsscsi 0.27 0.30
lua 5.1.4 5.3.4
m4 1.4.16 1.4.18
make 3.82 4.2.1
mc 4.8.7 4.8.19
mcelog 144 165
mokutil 15 0.3.0
mtr 0.85 0.92
munge 0.5.11 0.5.13
nano 2.3.1 2.9.8
ncurses 5.9 6.1
neon 0.30.0 0.30.2
net-snmp-libs 5.7.2 5.8
nettle 2.7.1 3.4.1
nmap 6.40 7.70
nmap-ncat 6.40 7.70
nm-connection-editor 1.8.6 1.8.22
nss-softokn 3.44.0 3.53.1
nss-softokn-freebl 3.44.0 3.53.1
oddjob 0.31.5 0.34.4
oddjob-mkhomedir 0.31.5 0.34.4
opensm-libs 3.3.21 5.6.0.MLNX20200217.cedc1e4
openssl 1.0.2k 1.1.1c
orc 0.4.26 0.4.28
orca 3.6.3 3.28.2
pam 1.1.8 1.3.1
parted 3.1 3.2
passwd 0.79 0.80
patch 2.7.1 2.7.6
patchutils 0.3.3 0.3.4
perl 5.16.3 5.26.3
poppler 0.26.5 0.66.0
popt 1.13 1.16
python36 2.7.5 3.6.8
qemu-img 1.5.3 2.12.0
qemu-kvm 1.5.3 2.12.0
quota 4.01 4.04
quota-nls 4.01 4.04
rasdaemon 0.4.1 0.6.1
rpcbind 0.2.0 1.2.5
rpm 4.11.3 4.14.2
rpm-build 4.11.3 4.14.2
rpm-build-libs 4.11.3 4.14.2
rpm-libs 4.11.3 4.14.2
rsync 3.1.2 3.1.3
rsyslog 8.24.0 8.1911.0
shared-mime-info 1.8 1.9
slurm 17.11.5 20.02.5
soundtouch 1.4.0 2.0.0
spice-glib 0.35 0.37
spice-gtk3 0.35 0.37
spice-server 0.14.0 0.14.2
sqlite 3.7.17 3.26.0
sudo 1.8.23 1.8.29
system-config-printer-libs 1.4.1 1.5.11
system-config-printer-udev 1.4.1 1.5.11
systemd 219 239
taglib 1.8 1.11.1
tar 1.26 1.30
tcl 8.5.13 8.6.8
tcllib 1.14 1.19
tk 8.5.13 8.6.8
tmux 1.8 2.7
tuned 2.11.0 2.13.0
usermode 1.111 1.113
util-linux 2.23.2 2.32.1
vim-common 7.4.629 8.0.1763
wavpack 4.60.1 5.1.0
wget 1.14 1.19.5
which 2.20 2.21
wpa_supplicant 2.6 2.9
xdg-utils 1.1.0 1.1.2
xfce4-session 4.12.1 4.14.2
xfce-polkit 0.2 0.3
xfconf 4.12.0 4.14.3
xfdesktop 4.12.4 4.14.1
xfsdump 3.1.7 3.1.8
xfsprogs 4.5.0 5.0.0
xfwm4 4.12.3 4.14.2
xkeyboard-config 2.24 2.28
xmlrpc-c 1.32.5 1.51.0
xmlrpc-c-client 1.32.5 1.51.0
xmlsec1 1.2.20 1.2.25
xmlsec1-openssl 1.2.20 1.2.25
xz 5.2.2 5.2.4
yum 3.4.3 4.2.17
zlib 1.2.7 1.2.11


Please contact us if a software package is not listed above.