Planned Maintenance: Tuesday, May 16th

More details coming soon.

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Planned Maintenance: Tuesday, March 7th ( Resolved)

The HPCC will be unavailable from 6 AM to 5 PM on March 7th for the previously scheduled spring maintenance outage.   We will be doing updates that improve network performance, job workload management, security, monitoring, storage server performance and reliability. We apologize for the...

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Guidelines for choosing file storage and I/O on HPCC

THURSDAY, January 19th — HPCC provides five types of file storage. They are referred to as HOME, RESEARCH, SCRATCH, LOCAL and RAMDISK respectively in this document.  Each type of storage is different from either a hardware or software point of view. Figure 1 gives a brief overview of the file...

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Sequences, Traces & Time: Building a research community

THURSDAY, Januray 19th — Widespread digitization is creating new sources of data that record sequences of actions and events over time and space. These action sequences can be used to trace coherent streams of activity in social, economic and business processes as they unfold over time. These...

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STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

WEDNESDAY, January 11th — As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the...

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Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA)

WEDNESDAY, Januray 11th — The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering...

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Algorithms in the Field (AitF)

WEDNESDAY, January 11th — Algorithms in the Field encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: (i) theoretical computer science researchers, who focus on the design and analysis of provably efficient and provably accurate algorithms for various computational models; and (ii)...

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NSF Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program

WEDNESDAY, January 11th — The Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program is accepting applications for 2017 internships. The application deadline is March 1, 2017 at 8:00 am EST. This program will provide an opportunity for mathematical sciences doctoral students to participate in...

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Status regarding remote login difficulty

Dear HPCC Users, As you are all probably aware, ITS made a change to its firewall rules that blocked access to campus via SSH last Tuesday, 12/20/16. The SSH protocol is fundamental to the operation of HPCC, which provides access to the center by remote login, file transfer, and various other...

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Update for iCER scratch file system

Dear HPCC users, We’re continuing to work on our scratch file system. We’ve improved our monitoring to identify when the Lustre system is overloaded and have helped users who were generating a large load on our metadata servers move to alternate platforms. We’re also adding capacity to the metadata...


Software: Gaussian on HPCC

FRIDAY, December 16 |  By Chun-Min Chang, Xiaoxing (Adele) Han and Camille Archer > What is Gaussian? Gaussian 09 is a popular quantum computational simulation tool among computational chemists. It is widely used for electronic structure simulations and calculations, such as single point energy...

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Planned Maintenance: Wednesday, January 4

Our next regular scheduled maintenance window will be on Wednesday, January 4th. We anticipate that all HPCC services will be offline all day. Progress updates will be posted on the HPCC Wiki and ICER social media. The current targeted work includes power and cooling maintenance, network upgrades,...

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