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Introducing our dedicated Jupyter cluster available to all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Jan. 30, 2020—We are launching our dedicated Jupyter cluster, a big data service that is available to all Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff, as well as VUMC employees, at no cost. You do not need to be a user of our traditional cluster to access the Jupyter cluster; all you need to do is sign in with...

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Staff Spotlight: Rachel Geisman

Jan. 30, 2020—Rachel works as a Senior Application Engineer for ACCRE.  Previous to her role for the team she worked as a Designer and Web Engineer for several San Francisco Bay Area companies including Autodesk, Sony, Louis Vuitton, LucasFIlm, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound.  As part of the Lucas Online team, she helped build starwars.com along with...

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Staff Spotlight: Scott Goethals

Jan. 30, 2020—Scott Goethals is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Information Assurance. Prior to joining the ACCRE team he has worked for several health care and I.T. companies. He joins ACCRE to bring his background in network security and system administration to help support the ACCRE cluster. When not at work Scott...

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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—The cluster is now available for use as of Tuesday, January 21 at 10am. All of /home and /data are restored /home and /data are now using the new hardware. The old data will still be available at /gpfs22/home and /gpfs23/data. If for some reason any changes were made by users to files in /home...

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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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