CISL Daily Bulletin

Current Announcements

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NCAR’s Mesa Lab in Boulder will be one of several satellite sites for a one-day “Big Data” XSEDE workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The workshop, presented by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, will focus on such topics as the Hadoop system, Spark platform, and Sherlock system.

See the XSEDE User Portal for more information and to register to attend at NCAR or another XSEDE site.

Previous Announcements

Tue, 08/26/2014

Video, slides, and IPython Notebook files from the August 21 “Python for Scientists” course are now available on the CISL web site. See the course page for more information.

If you have suggestions for other training topics that you would find useful, please let us know via our feedback form.

Tue, 07/15/2014

Deadline September 15, 2014, for large university requests for NCAR computing resources

NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) invites NSF-supported university researchers in the atmospheric, oceanic, and related sciences to submit large allocation requests for the Yellowstone system by September 15, 2014. All requesters are strongly encouraged to review the instructions at https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/chap before preparing their submissions.

For the Yellowstone system, computational requests greater than 200,000 core-hours are considered "large." Smaller requests for up to 200,000 core-hours are accepted any time and are typically reviewed within two business days; visit the allocations web page for details.

The large requests will be reviewed by the CISL High-performance computing Allocations Panel (CHAP), and there must be a direct linkage between the researcher's NSF award and the computational research being proposed. Visit http://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/docs/allocations/university for more university allocation instructions and opportunities.

Allocations will be made on Yellowstone, NCAR's 1.5-petaflops IBM iDataPlex system, the data analysis and visualization clusters (Geyser and Caldera), the 11-PB GLADE disk resource, and the HPSS archive. See https://www2.cisl.ucar.edu/resources/yellowstone for more system details.

Questions may be addressed to: David Hart, User Services Manager, 303-497-1234 alloc@ucar.edu

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Maintenance Schedule

 System

Time

Day

Yellowstone0700-13001st Tuesday, if needed
Geyser/
Caldera
0700-13001st Tuesday, if needed
GLADE0700-13001st Tuesday, if needed
HPSS0700-0900Tuesdays
Janus0800-17001st and 3rd Wednesday, if needed
   

About the CISL Daily Bulletin

The Daily Bulletin is published by the Computational and Informational Systems Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The Daily Bulletin (or “Daily B”) is a newsletter of system news, changes to the CISL environment, and reminders of the regularly scheduled maintenance periods for major CISL resources. You can read the Daily Bulletin in your email, or on the web.

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