Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the hardware maintenance that was previously scheduled for May 4 - 8 is postponed until at-least August. We have not determined specific dates yet, but we are targeting a one-week period sometime in-between the Summer and Fall semesters (August 3 - 21).
We are currently seeking beta testers for a new tool that we are testing, Open OnDemand, which provides easy web access to the HPC.
The Research Computing Center (RCC) at Florida State University (FSU) has an open position for the role of HPC Operations Manager. The Operations Manager leads the management, deployment, configuration and the operation of all computer facilities within RCC. This includes mentoring, training, and supervising a team of staff members assigned to HPC systems administration tasks as well as taking the lead on our devops environment.
We have developed a draft schedule for our Spring 2020 Maintenance which is scheduled to occur from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8.
Thanks mainly to the efforts of Mitch Gans, RCC has achieved the highest level "Gold" certification from the FSU Sustainable Campus Office.
Starting on Monday, May 4, we will bring down the HPC cluster to perform critical upgrades and other maintenance.
Our very own Software Application Specialist, Prasad Maddumage, was featured in a personal profile on the ITS website. Check it out here!
We are currently working on upgrading our Omni-Path infrastructure to InfiniBand. This will improve both the throughput and reliability of the HPC.
The RCC just completed a purchase from Atipa Technologies for 40 new HPC nodes.
Tropical storm Dorian is currently heading towards Florida and it might be heading towards Tallahassee for labor day. We will keep a close eye on this system and act accordingly. Updates will be sent out through the notice list and the RCC website.