The Daily Bulletin

Allinea staff and CISL Consulting Services Group (CSG) personnel will host a hands-on workshop Tuesday, October 13, on using Allinea tools to optimize code performance. The session will begin at 1 p.m. with a one-hour overview of Allinea MAP, a GUI-based code profiler, and the Allinea Performance Reports application analytic tool. The overview portion of the workshop will be webcast and recorded.

Following the overview, Allinea staff and CSG consultants will be available until 5 p.m. to provide hands-on support for in-person participants. Those attending are encouraged to generate MAP and Performance Reports outputs of their jobs to bring to the workshop. Documentation is provided here for Yellowstone users.

You can register to participate in person—at the VisLab in NCAR’s Mesa Lab in Boulder—or for the webcast only by selecting a link below: 

A semi-annual Mesa Lab building maintenance power-down scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, will have little impact on CISL high-end resource users. However, Boulder-based UCAR/NCAR staff will be unable to log in to the Yellowstone environment or other services with their tokens.

The Mesa Lab power-down should not affect most users’ ability to use the Yellowstone, Geyser, and Caldera clusters, the GLADE system, or HPSS, all of which will remain in service at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne.

Some HPC support services housed at the Mesa Lab will be unavailable during the power-down, including the license servers for Mathematica, MATLAB, and the PGI compilers. The CISL web site, the help desk ticketing system, and SAM accounting system also will be unavailable.

Users who have urgent help requests during this time should call 303-497-2400 or 307-996-4300 to reach the NWSC operations center.

Acknowledging the support of NCAR and CISL computing when you publish research results helps ensure continued support from the National Science Foundation and other sources of funding for future high-performance computing (HPC) systems. It is also one of the requirements of receiving an allocation, as was noted in your award letter. 

The reporting requirements, how to cite your use of the Yellowstone system, and recommended wording of acknowledgments can be found on this CISL web page. The content of citations and acknowledgments varies depending on the type of allocation that was awarded.