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RHEL-8 Nodes Now Active

📅 August 16, 2023

In addition to the login node pool that are RHEL-8, a subset of HiPerGator resources have been updated to the newer Operating System. 


Using SLURM directives, it is possible to submit jobs targeting:

  • Only RHEL-7
  • Only RHEL-8
  • Or by default, whichever is available first (i.e., operating system doesn’t matter, take first available)

To target a specific OS in your job scripts, use the SBATCH options: --constraint=el7 or --constraint=el8. If neither are specified, the scheduler will not consider operating system in placing your jobs. These constraints can be entered in the “Additional SLURM Options” field of Open onDemand forms.


If you have concerns about access to RHEL-7 systems on HiPerGator after September 20, 2023, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss. Additional information regarding the rolling upgrade can be found on the HiPerGator Help site.

Please check our website for additional information and updates.