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.
During our recently completedl August maintenance, we upgraded over 400 software packages on the HPC and Spear. Check out the full list.
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.
This August, we will perform periodic maintenance on our HPC and Spear clusters. There will be some brief downtime. This maintenance will allow us to upgrade all of the software on our cluster to newer versions and more.
An increasing number of scientific libraries and tools are taking advantage of the processing capabilities of modern GPUs. To meet this demand, we have increased the number of GPU nodes on the HPC. These nodes are general access available to all HPC users.
We are pleased to announce that funding has been allocated by the division of Finance and Administration to perform upgrades and renovations to our data center in the Sliger Building.
As part of our ongoing migration to GPFS, we have setup a new scratch volume. We encourage all general-access scratch users to move to this new volume as soon as possible.
RCC Collaborator Jose Mendoza-Cortes will give a RAZOR Lecture at the Challenger Learning Center: Towards the Carbon Neutral Holy Grail using Water: A Path to Clean and Sustainable Energy
Our new storage system, GPFS, is now online! We encourage all Panasas and Lustre users to migrate your home directories to GPFS at your earliest convenience using our migration tool.
The HPC now supports containers! Using a new tool called Singularity, you can import and run Docker containers. This allows you to take better control of your runtime environment and provide more reliable workflows.