News Items

  • HPC and Spear upgrade to occur May 6 - May 12

    This May, we will perform periodic maintenance on our HPC and Spear clusters.  During this time, the HPC and Spear will be unavailable.  We will also be performing brief maintenance on our storage system.

  • Software upgrade coming in May

    In May, we will perform our annual software upgrade. Approximately 500 packages will be upgraded to newer versions. We will be perform the upgrade sometime during the break between semesters; specific dates to be announced in early April.  We expect the upgrade to take approximately one week.

  • Improved login node disk performance

    We've recently upgraded our login nodes.  Our nodes now connect to the GPFS storage system via a 10GB/s interface (a 10x improvement in speed).

  • Storage System Updated

    We've updated our storage system, and increased our storage throughput by 40x.  Additionally, we are making SFTP, RSYNC, and SCP available to our Archival Systems from FSU Campus

  • Updates on Sliger Renovation

    Our Sliger Renovation Project is moving forward.  We are planning two outages in Summer, 2019 to accomdoate equipment upgrades.  We are also going to be physically moving most customer racks on the server room floor.

  • Recent HPC Cluster Upgrades

    We recently installed 40 new nodes in the HPC.  This increased the cluster by 1600 cores (80 processors).  Peak cluster performance is now 266 TeraFlops!

  • GPU Compute Node Performance Improvments

    We are replacing the network cards in all of our HPC GPU nodes with 10Gpfs fibre cards.  This will increase throughput to the storage system, and eliminate performance bottlenecks.

  • Sliger Data Center Upgrades Coming

    Changes and upgrades are coming to the Sliger Data Center.  To facilitate these, some tenants will be moving, and there will be some outages for power upgrades in the coming year.

  • Recent Software Upgrades

    During our recently completedl August maintenance, we upgraded over 400 software packages on the HPC and Spear.  Check out the full list.

  • Storage Migration to GPFS Complete

    Our migration to the GPFS storage system is now complete.  This new system replaces and consolidates the Lustre and PanFS storage systems.  We appreciate everybody's help making the process go smoothly.