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Faculty Spotlight: Paul Sheldon

Jan. 22, 2020—Prof. Paul Sheldon is the faculty director of ACCRE and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, with a research focus in elementary particle physics. Motivated by the huge demands for computing in his research, he has been highly involved in Vanderbilt’s HPC efforts over the past three decades; not only did he...

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Cluster availability information

Jan. 21, 2020—We have started providing limited cluster availability as of Tuesday at 10am. Access to the cluster is now available through SSH as well as through the visualization portal. Job scheduling will be slowly ramped up to allow /scratch file scanning to complete The current bottleneck is determining which files in /scratch have missing blocks. This...

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Staff Spotlight: Fenglai Liu

Jan. 17, 2020—Fenglai Liu is an application developer at ACCRE. His primary responsibilities at ACCRE include managing software stack, helping the ACCRE users on variety of software and Slurm related issues etc. Prior to joining ACCRE staff, Fenglai had been working in computational chemistry field for years as a programmer. Fenglai is experienced with C++ and Fortran...

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ACCRE cluster and visualization portal are back online

Jan. 13, 2020—Update, 1/21/2020 10am: The cluster and visualization portal are back online. Further updates will be posted here. Update, 1/20/2020 4pm:  Tomorrow we will start providing limited cluster availability. The current bottleneck is determining which files in /scratch have missing blocks. This process requires intensive scanning of all metadata and places a heavy burden on the old...

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Shared storage is now fully online

Dec. 9, 2019—Update, 12/12/2019: We have restored full access to the shared storage system after working with our vendors to identify the problem. All users whose files were affected by the 5% of the storage that was unavailable should be able to access all their files without issues. While the service has been restored, there are still some...

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Welcome SC19 Attendees!

Nov. 18, 2019—We would like to welcome our fellow attendees of Supercomputing 2019 in Denver, CO to our site. This page contains our presentation schedule as well as all our posters, presentation slides, relevant links, source code, and presenter bios. We will be in booth 937 all week, near the center of the exhibit hall.

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DORS offline through the weekend for maintenance; some processes and nodes on the cluster were affected by DORS unmount

Nov. 8, 2019—Update, 11/11/2019: DORS is now back online. ”The filesystem check finished and the filesystem has been repaired.  We learned from this that 8 files were lost during the problematic disk rebuild.  We are running a process now that should identify these files so they can be restored from backup.  This process can be run while...

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Introducing ACCRE SciLo, a long term archiving service

Nov. 4, 2019—SciLo is a long term archiving service at ACCRE based on the Spectra Logic BlackPearl converged storage solution. With SciLo you can archive data at a very low cost and minimal system administrator intervention.

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Stata16 is now available in ACCRE for A&S affiliated users

Oct. 10, 2019—Stata16 is now available in ACCRE for users who are affiliated with the College of Arts and Science. This is the newest version of Stata and includes many new features (https://www.stata.com/). The Stata license allows users from the College of Arts and Science to access it, though you would need to submit a helpdesk ticket...

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Hunter Hagewood named as ACCRE’s new Director of Research Computing Operations

Aug. 19, 2019—We are pleased to welcome Hunter Hagewood as ACCRE’s new Director of Research Computing Operations. Hunter takes over from Will French, who left ACCRE earlier this summer. Hunter joins ACCRE after over 10 years in the private sector: first as a founder and CTO of Nevoa Networks, one of the first commercially available cloud storage...

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