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Quest Unavailable for Maintenance Beginning September 19

Posted Date: 23 Jul 2021

Effective Date: 23 Jul 2021

Northwestern IT will perform necessary maintenance to Quest, the University's high-performance computing system, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Quest, including Quest Analytics Nodes and the Kellogg Linux Cluster (KLC), will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

This maintenance is necessary to apply critical system patches and to improve network performance. Work includes the following:

Impact on the Quest Community

Please consider the following in preparation for the scheduled maintenance:

Quest users who need support in preparation for this work may contact Northwestern IT Research Computing Services at

After the September maintenance, Northwestern IT will survey the Quest community to better identify maintenance windows with the most negligible impact.

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