Here is all the latest news from the UCF ARCC:

Fall maintenance cycle, Dec.9 - Dec.17

Stokes and Newton will be taken down per our bi-annual routine maintenance cycle during mid-December. Specifically, the clusters will be unavailable from the morning of Saturday, December 9 through the morning of Sunday, December 17.

Changes made during downtime will only minimally affect users. We will provide more detail in the change log when we bring the system back online. However, it will include the following: some minor changes to some module names and an upgrade to the latest SLURM.

Recall that we now routinely bring the system down twice a year, once in late Fall and once in late Spring. We will keep the users notified in advance of such downtimes, but we recommend you build such expectations into your workflow. Though we anticipate no data loss during this time, it's never a bad idea to backup your materials. So we suggest you use this opportunity to copy salient data and code off of Stokes prior to the downtime.

Brief outage of Stokes management server Fri.18.Aug @ 10a

We need to reboot the Stokes server that is responsible for running our resource manager. We plan to do so this coming Friday at 10a. Jobs that are in the queue will remain in the queue, jobs that are running on compute nodes will continue to run, and you will still be able to login to Stokes and copy files. The only impact will be a brief interruption in your ability to obtain information from the scheduler or to submit jobs (sbatch, squeue, sinfo, and srun will be unavailable).

We appreciate you patience.

High-Performance Computing Industry Day

The Sunshine State Education and Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA) is holding a High-Performance Computing Industry Day on July 24, 2017. Come and meet with vendors to see what research computing technologies are becoming available. Date/Time: July 24 9a-4p Location: Partnership II, Room 208, 3100 Technology Pkwy, Orlando, FL, 32826 Vendors: Amazon Corus360/Kinetica Dell DDN Google Lenovo Microsoft Penguin

Stokes login node maintenance, Mon.26.June 8a-5p

The ARCC team will need to perform some maintenance on our login node for Stokes. We've schedule next Monday, June 26 from 8a-5p to perform this work. During this time, you will not be able to log into Stokes or to scp files to/from Stokes; however, all jobs will continue and no compute nodes will be taken down as a part of this maintenance. We appreciate your patience, Paul.
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The University of Central Florida (UCF) Advanced Research Computing Center is managed by the Institute for Simulation and Training, with subsidies from the UCF Provost and Vice President for Research and Commercialization, for the use by all UCF faculty and their students. Collaboration with other universities and industry is also possible.
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