RCC Systems Maintenance July 25 - Aug 22

This is a reminder that our upcoming maintenance period will begin on Monday, July 25, 2016 and run until August 22. During this time, many of our systems will be unavailable, including:

  • Lustre - unavailable July 25 - Aug 21
  • Spear - unavailable July 25 - Aug 21
  • HPC - unavailable Aug 7 - Aug 22

Virtual servers will not be affected. The availability of the Panasas system will be limited during this time; however, files can be copied to and from Panasas via Globus (see

Spear IQS Deprecated

We have deprecated the Spear IQS tool in favor of using the built-in capabilities of SSH and NoMachine to allow users to connect to Spear. This is effective immediately.

Please refer to our updated instructions for connecting to Spear. If you have any trouble connecting, please let us know.

We have done this in order to simplify the process of connecting to Spear, and to eliminate some technical issues with newer versions of NoMachine that were caused by outdated workflows on the IQS.

HPC Upgrade

We are planning the annual HPC maintenance period for this summer. This maintenance will occur in stages between July 25 and August 19.

RCC welcomes Cameron Berkley!

We're excited about our newest team member, Cameron Berkley.

Cameron joined our systems team in January, 2016. He received his bachelors degree in Scientific Computing from the FSU Department of Scientific Computing where he studied geometric morphometrics and computer vision. He is currently continuing with his masters degree, working on shape retrieval algorithms.