News Items

  • HPC and Spear software upgrade will occur in August

    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.

  • We've added new GPU nodes to the HPC

    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.

  • Data Center Update - Funding Committed for Sliger Renovation

    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.

  • New Scratch Volume

    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.

  • Sustainable Energy RAZOR Lecture - April 17

    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

  • Migrate your home directory to our new storage system

    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.

  • Announcing Docker and Singularity Support

    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.

  • Data Center Improvements

    We've been working to improve the performance and reliability of our data centers in the Sliger and Dirac buildings.  This effort includes a major overhaul of our network and a consolidation of resources into the Sliger Data Center.

  • New Storage System Coming: GPFS

    We are pleased to announce that are upgrading our parallel storage systems for the HPC and Spear. We have procured a new GPFS filesystem, and over the next several months, we will migrate all user and research data to this new system from Panasas and Lustre. After the consolidation, we will retire the older systems.

  • New Storage System: Archival

    We are pleased to announce a new service offering at the RCC: low-cost archival storage.  This is a general-purpose storage platform that replaces the NoleStor service and provides long term, durable storage for research data.