Daily Bulletin Archive

June 5, 2020

No scheduled downtime: Cheyenne, Casper, Campaign Storage, GLADE, HPSS

May 29, 2020

No scheduled downtime: Cheyenne, Casper, Campaign Storage, GLADE, HPSS

May 28, 2020

Video and slides from the May 27 tutorial about using NCAR/CISL supercomputing resources are now available here in the CISL training library. The presentation by Rory Kelly of the CISL Consulting Services Group covered these topics:

  • Available HPC systems
  • Access and the user environment
  • Data storage
  • Job scheduling with PBS and Slurm
  • Compiling and running parallel programs
  • Remote visualization
  • Getting further help

See related system documentation here.

May 26, 2020

Imagine you’ve spent months lining up 27 mentors and 14 interns to work together during the summer and something big comes up. Maybe a pandemic disrupts your internship program along with nearly everything else. What do you do?

Along with other internship, workshop, and event managers and planners around the world, the CISL Outreach, Diversity, and Education (CODE) team decided in mid-April to go virtual with SIParCS – the Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science program.

SIParCS interns and CODE staff got together online May 18 for orientation to start the 2020 summer internship program.

Read more in this new CISL article about the transition.

SIParCS orientation

May 26, 2020

MathWorks will present a free program from noon to 1 p.m. MDT on Thursday, May 28, to introduce MATLAB capabilities for exploring parasitology images and identifying and extracting information from images and video. Topics will include feature detection, extraction, and matching, and using built-in apps and visualization tools for deep learning that are not available in open-source frameworks. Using collections of features, the presentation will show how to train a model to recognize objects with user-specified or automatically determined features.

See the MathWorks site for details and registration.

May 21, 2020

Except for the ongoing teamwork, very little remains as it was before mid-March for NCAR staff who keep the mission-critical computing and data-storage systems running at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne.

The photo below shows masked NWSC staff members (from left) Kenny Raff, Jeremy Vaughan and Michael Kercher moving a DDN disc drive rack out of quarantine for installation in the computer room.

Read more in this new CISL article about how the NWSC team has adapted over the past several weeks.

NWSC staff at work

May 20, 2020

The Cheyenne HPC system will be unavailable to users for a week in mid-July to allow CISL staff and external contractors to perform necessary power infrastructure repairs at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). The maintenance period will begin Monday, July 13, and the system is expected to be returned to service by Saturday, July 18.

The Casper cluster, GLADE and Campaign Storage file systems, data-access nodes, and HPSS will remain available throughout the week. Watch for more details and updates in the Daily Bulletin.

May 18, 2020

The CISL User Services Section will present an online tutorial at 9:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, May 27. Participants will learn about using the HPC resources provided by CISL. The 45-minute tutorial, presented by Rory Kelly of the CISL Consulting Services Group, will include time for users to ask questions. Topics will include:

  • Overview of available HPC systems
  • Access and the user environment
  • Data storage
  • Job scheduling with PBS and Slurm 
  • Compiling and running parallel programs
  • Remote visualization
  • Getting further help

Please use this link to register.

May 18, 2020

No scheduled downtime: Cheyenne, Casper, Campaign Storage, GLADE, HPSS

May 13, 2020

Registration is open for a free ACI-REF Virtual Residency Workshop on how to be an effective research computing facilitator. Participants will attend remotely via videoconference from Monday, June 1, to Friday, June 5.

This intermediate/advanced Research Computing Facilitation workshop is intended for those who want to be more effective at helping researchers and educators use research cyberinfrastructure. The only prerequisite is having an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research. Previous attendance at a Virtual Residency workshop is not required. The workshop agenda and registration link are available here

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