• 28 JAN 2015


    Critical glibc vulnerability found (GHOST)

    Hi ~okeanos users,

    As some of you might have heard, a new glibc vulnerability has been found. It has been named GHOST (CVE 2015-0235) and affects most Linux systems. You can find a detailed description of this vulnerability here. From the ~okeanos images that we provide at this moment, the affected ones are the following:

    • (K)Ubuntu, prior to version 14.04
    • Debian, all versions
    • CentOS, all versions
    • Oracle Linux, all versions

    On our part, we have updated our own systems, but you are strongly advised to update your VMs too [1]. ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Jan. 28, 2015, 12:22 p.m., filed under all , security , spotlight , cyclades

  • 20 JAN 2015


    UPDATE: Upgrade works completed successfully

    The ~okeanos datacenter will undergo an upgrade period on January 21. The upgrade will start at 17:00 EET and we expect it to last 5 hours, until 22:00 EET.
    It is possible that during this period ~okeanos services (Cyclades, Pithos+) may be affected.

    The upgrade works are necessary in order to address problems in our routers software and the activation of new features that will improve our services.

    Thank you,
    the ~okeanos team

    posted by okeanos on Jan. 20, 2015, 11:39 a.m., filed under all , status , ~okeanos

  • 19 DEC 2014


    Early Christmas by ~okeanos

    Hello everybody,

    Hopefully everyone is merry and bright and whatnot. If you still have room in your Christmas socks, then get ready for this present; the 0.16 version of Synnefo has just been released. Let's see which are the new features that you may get excited about:

    Pool projects: Projects have been upgraded to a new unified "pool project" type in Synnefo 0.16. Resources get assigned to projects, and project members  may reserve resources from individual projects for their own use. Users may choose a project where a new resource can be charged (e.g., a ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 19, 2014, 4:59 p.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos

  • 10 DEC 2014


    UPDATE: Upgrade works completed successfully

    Due to extended power upgrade works in our datacenter, the ~okeanos service will be disrupted between 07:00 EET and 23:30 EET on Saturday, December 13. The running Cyclades VMs will be temporary shut down during the planned maintenance, and they will be automatically restarted when works end. The planned works are not expected to affect Pithos+.

    Note that if you have long running jobs or services you should ensure that they are at a stable state before the upgrade. To do that you can shut them down pro-actively before 07:00 EET, Saturday, December 13.

    The ... read more

    posted by okeanos on Dec. 10, 2014, 3:18 p.m., filed under all , status , spotlight , cyclades

  • 10 JUN 2014


    Last call to enable "Academic Login"

    Hello everybody,

    As you already know, we are going through a period of strong housekeeping and policy refinement on ~okeanos, since demand has over-exceeded what we expected and what our physical infrastructure can currently handle.

    This, on one hand makes us very happy, and also makes the service a success, but on the other hand, the ever-growing demand pushes us to start taking measures to prevent overflow and also allow for new Academic users to enter the service.

    As a first step to that direction, we will be reducing the active CPU and RAM quota to zero for ... read more

    posted by okeanos on June 10, 2014, 12:42 p.m., filed under all , news , spotlight , ~okeanos