GenePattern Team Blog

Ongoing maintenance of GenePattern Broad-hosted production server

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 04:25PM by Barbara Hill

During a recent maintenance update, we migrated the majority of the compute nodes for the Broad-hosted production GenePattern server ( to a new operating system distribution - from CentOS 5 to Red Hat (RHEL) 6.

In doing so, we shifted our resources from a majority of CentOS 5 nodes, to a majority of RHEL 6 nodes. Currently the modules on this server are configured to run on RHEL 6 by default. For the most part this is working and should not appear to be any different to you, our users. However we are still working through vetting all of our modules in this new environment and are aware that some are not working at this moment, and that there is a backup for those jobs which, for now, require the CentOS 5 environment.

We are very sensitive to the fact that this is may be frustrating either due to wait time or repeated failure and we assure you that we are working diligenty to address each issue.

Please feel free to reach out...

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Scheduled Maintenance Downtime - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 01:33PM by Barbara Hill

UPDATE, June 27, 2016: All Broad-hosted GenePattern servers are back online.

The Broad Institute IT team has scheduled a maintenance window for the entire day of Saturday, June 25, 2016.

This will impact both GenePattern servers hosted at the Broad:

In preparation for this downtime, we will need to clear the job queue by Saturday morning. We therefore suggest that you plan for your jobs to complete by 5pm (EST) on Friday, June 24, 2016, at which point we will also cease accepting jobs in on both servers. 

The server should be back up on Sunday morning (June 26, 2016) and accepting jobs, however our team's monitoring of the servers will be light on Sunday, and will resume in full on Monday morning during normal business hours (EST).

Our server running at Indiana University will be up during this maintenance window ( however, the registration can take a...

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GenePattern 3.9.8 is released!

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:58PM by The GenePattern Team

GenePattern 3.9.8 is available for use on our Public GenePattern Server, via download, and as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). The Release Notes give details on new features and improvements in this release. These details include:

  • New Module: The beta release of the JavaScript version of HierarchicalClusteringViewer
  • New Feature: Added the ability to save a module as a major, minor, or patch version.
  • Improvement: JavaScript visualizers now correctly expand to the full available size of the browser.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.


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