News

Vendor delays and global shortages affecting RCC upgrades

Every year, the Research Computing Center makes an annual purchase of new compute nodes and adds these to our cluster. We usually start the purchase process in the late spring so that FSU Procurement Services has enough time to prepare the formal bidding, and then RCC can purchase the new nodes around August. However, last year was different because of global supply shortages.

Following up on the Renovations and Resilience Open House

RCC and RIDER Center hosted a Renovations and Reslience open house event at Sliger Building on March 24. The Center for Information Management and Educational Services (CIMES), FSU's Sustainable Campus, and Sustainable Tallahassee participated and provided presentation contact. We showcased Data Center improvements and the new plastic can ring recycling program that we implemented at FSU.

We're Hiring! Digital Humanities Technology Specialist

The Research Computing Center at FSU has an open position for a Digital Humanities Technology Specialist. The specialist will provide programming consultation, technical advice, and troubleshooting support on behalf of a diverse array of researchers across the university who are engaged with Research IT. This position will intensely focus on the support of digital humanities, the arts, and social sciences. In addition, it will collaborate with FSU's Libraries and researchers, and students in the Digital Humanities program.

Improvements in our allocation policy on the HPC

We are changing the way that we allocate compute resources on the HPC cluster to partitions. The new allocation will give owners more flexibility and may reduce job wait times.

From now on, all research groups that have purchased dedicated resources on the cluster will have access to the newest compute nodes. This change will happen automatically; RCC staff have already reconfigured several partitions.