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LONI CLuster News:

▶ QB2

Jan-2017

  • OS Update

    • Upgraded to RHEL 6.8 with the latest security patches
  • Software

    • Newly installed packages
      • Key: bazel/0.4.0
        Description: Bazel is Google's own build tool, now publicly available in Beta. Bazel has built-in support for building both client and server software, including client applications for both Android and iOS platforms. It also provides an extensible framework that you can use to develop your own build rules. -
      • Key: java/1.8.0
        Description: Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applications require. setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/local/packages/java/jdk1.8.0_101
      • Key: visit/2.10.2
        Description: VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool. users can interactively visualize and analyze data ranging in scale from small (<101 core) desktop-sized projects to large (>105 core) leadership-class computing facility simulation campaigns. Users can quickly generate visualizations, animate them through time, manipulate them with a variety of operators and mathematical expressions, and save the resulting images and animations for presentations. VisIt contains a rich set of visualization features to enable users to view a wide variety of data including scalar and vector fields defined on two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) structured, adaptive and unstructured meshes. Owing to its customizeable plugin design, VisIt is capabable of visualizing data from over 120 different scientific data formats (see this partial list). [See a table of key features and a complete table of the tool's features.]
    • Updated packages
      • Key: cuda/7.5
        Description: Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is a parallel computing architecture developed by Nvidia for graphics processing
      • Key: gcc/4.8.2
        Description: The GNU Compiler Collection includes front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj,...). -
      • Key: matlab/r2015b
        Description: MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. Users need to provide their own license file, which should have a .lic extension and be located under /home/$U SER/.matlab/R2015b_licenses.
      • Key: python/2.7.12-anaconda-tensorflow
        Description: Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. This Anaconda Python Module has the open source software Library for Machine Intelligence Tensorflow installed
      • Key: python/3.5.2-anaconda-tensorflow
        Description: Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. This Anaconda Python Module has the open source software Library for Machine Intelligence Tensorflow installed
  • Maintenance Scheduled

    • Not scheduled
  • Known Problems

    • No impact on users

▶ Eric

Jan-2017

  • Hardware

    • System is offline for an upgrade
  • Maintenance Scheduled

    • Ongoing
  • Known Problems

    • No impact on users

LSU CLuster News:

▶ SuperMIC

Jan-2017

  • OS Update

    • Upgraded to RHEL 6.8 with the latest security patches
  • Hardware

    • Bigmem Queue (3 big memory nodes) is added: Each node has 28 cores, 256GB Ram, 1TB HD
  • Software

    • No Change
  • Maintenance Scheduled

    • Downtime to replace batteries on Tuesday Jan 31
  • Known Problems

    • At the moment, Intel Xeon Phi cards support native and offload mode, but the symmetric mode is not working properly. We are working on it.

▶ SuperMike-II

Jan-2017

  • OS Update

    • Upgraded to RHEL 6.8 with the latest security patches
  • Hardware

    • Bigmem Queue (3 big memory nodes) is added: Each node has 28 cores, 256GB Ram, 1TB HD
  • Software

    • No Change
  • Maintenance Scheduled

    • Not scheduled
  • Known Problems

    • At the moment, Intel Xeon Phi cards support native and offload mode, but the symmetric mode is not working properly. We are working on it.

▶ Philip

Jan-2017

  • OS Update

    • Upgraded to RHEL 6.8 with the latest security patches
  • Software

    • Updated packages
      • Key: ansys/17.2
        Description: The ANSYS software suites include Fluent and ANSYS Mechanical. It's only available to LSU users.
  • Maintenance Scheduled

    • Not scheduled
  • Known Problems

    • No impact on users

▶ Pandora

▶ Shelob

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