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Emergency Network Maintenance Friday, 22 January 2021

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jan 22, 2021 1:43:58 PM

Emergency firewall maintenance is being carried out, the process should be brief with all services restored quickly.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Updated on Jan 22, 2021 2:53:54 PM

Firewall maintenance is complete as of 2:50 PM.

Original Posting

Emergency firewall maintenance is being carried out, the process should be brief with all services restored quickly.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Upcoming TACC Training Short Courses - February and March 2021

Posted by Jason Allison on Jan 21, 2021 9:21:44 AM

We are pleased to announce the following training courses being held via webcast during the months of February and March 2021:  - Introduction to Linux - February 10th, 2021, 1pm - 4pm CT  - C++ for C Programmers - February 18th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT  - MPL Object-Oriented Interface to MPI - February...

We are pleased to announce the following training courses being held via webcast during the months of February and March 2021:

 - Introduction to Linux - February 10th, 2021, 1pm - 4pm CT
 - C++ for C Programmers - February 18th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT
 - MPL Object-Oriented Interface to MPI - February 25th, 2021, 9am - 12pm CT
 - Introduction to Machine Learning at TACC - March 5th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT
 - Introduction to Deep Learning at TACC - March 12th, 2021, 9am - 3pm CT

Registration for these events closes at 12pm CT the day prior. To register and for more information please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Texascale Magazine now available online

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Jan 14, 2021 9:50:54 AM

Hello TACC Collaborators!We’re excited to share the 2020 issue of Texascale, TACC’s annual magazine.This issue features stories about urgent computing — including heroic computations in the fight against COVID-19 — AI-powered space discoveries, the preservation of digital arts and culture, driving...

Hello TACC Collaborators!We’re excited to share the 2020 issue of Texascale, TACC’s annual magazine.This issue features stories about urgent computing — including heroic computations in the fight against COVID-19 — AI-powered space discoveries, the preservation of digital arts and culture, driving diversity in STEM, and much more!The digital version of the magazine is now available for quick and easy access. In addition, we’ll be highlighting stories from the magazine on our social media platforms. Follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and InstagramIf you're interested in receiving a print copy of next year's magazine, sign up here.As always, feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback: communications@tacc.utexas.eduBest regards,Tim Cockerill, Director of User Services
Texas Advanced Computing Center

TACC Outage December 31 2020

Posted by Alex Ferrier on Dec 31, 2020 9:58:40 PM

TACC's datacenter has had a power event that's impacting multiple core systems. Queues on all of the Large Scale Systems will remain down while assessing the impact and recovering. Admins are working to restore services as soon as possible. Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User...

Updated on Jan 1, 2021 6:24:06 PM

The Lonestar5 issue related to the power event has been resolved and queues have been opened. Please contact us via a ticket if you see any further problems on the system. Thank you, TACC LSS team

Updated on Jan 1, 2021 12:14:25 PM

Frontera, Stampede2 and other services are back on line as of 12 noon (CST) on Friday, January 1 2021. Lonestar5 remains offline at this time as we work to restore it.

Original Posting

TACC's datacenter has had a power event that's impacting multiple core systems. Queues on all of the Large Scale Systems will remain down while assessing the impact and recovering. Admins are working to restore services as soon as possible.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

-TACC Team

Network Performance Issue

Posted by Garland Whiteside on Dec 22, 2020 1:55:41 AM

TACC staff are investigating a network performance issue which is affecting login process to TACC systems. Staff are working to resolve the problem.

Updated on Dec 22, 2020 2:22:41 AM

TACC Staff has concluded the work on the network performance issue.  The issue has been resolved. 


Thanks, 
TACC Staff.

Original Posting

TACC staff are investigating a network performance issue which is affecting login process to TACC systems. Staff are working to resolve the problem.

Code Performance and Scaling for Frontera Proposals - December 9th, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Nov 27, 2020 4:43:14 PM

We are pleased to announce the Code Performance and Scaling for Frontera Proposals webinar being held on December 9th, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CT. During this event we will describe the opportunities for requesting access to both Frontera and Longhorn, provide guidance on how to determine...

We are pleased to announce the Code Performance and Scaling for Frontera Proposals webinar being held on December 9th, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CT.

During this event we will describe the opportunities for requesting access to both Frontera and Longhorn, provide guidance on how to determine which opportunity is most appropriate for your project, and describe effective scaling techniques found among successful proposal requests.

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM CT on December 9th, 2020. To register please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Frontera Pathways and LSCP Allocations now open for proposals through November 20

Posted by Jesse Snead on Nov 13, 2020 10:34:49 AM

We are pleased to announce the fourth Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks will remain open through November 20. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource.  Pathways These are...

We are pleased to announce the fourth Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks will remain open through November 20. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource


Pathways

These are small allocations (between 10,000-250,000 SUs per year) to science teams with a strong scientific justification for access to a leadership-class computing resource, but who have not yet demonstrated code readiness to effectively utilize such a resource.


LSCP

These are allocations (between 25,000-1,000,000 SUs per year, up to 3 years) where we can’t strictly characterize the set of experiments to run within a 12-month allocation period, but that line up with a large team or community, a large instrument, or other large NSF investment.


Detailed descriptions of all four Frontera allocation tracks can be found on the Frontera Allocations web page.


How to Submit an Allocation Request

Please begin by reading the Allocations Policy & Submission Guidelines that provides information regarding who is eligible to apply, minimum and maximum allocation sizes, and an outline of the information that is required to be included in your proposal.


After reading the allocations policy and guidelines, you may determine that a startup allocation would be beneficial to do code performance and benchmarking to be incorporated into your Pathways or LSCP proposal. Instructions for obtaining a Startup allocation are included on the policy & guidelines web page.


Please submit any questions you may have through the TACC Consulting System or feedback form.


https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting 

https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/feedback


Thanks,

Tim Cockerill

Director of User Services

Texas Advanced Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin


Containers @ TACC - 6 November, 2020 9am-3pm

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 21, 2020 4:00:39 PM

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on November 6th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm CT. Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing. Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in this...

We are pleased to announce the Containers @ TACC Training being held on November 6th, 2020 from 9am to 3pm CT.

Software containers are an important common currency for portable and reproducible computing. Learn best practices on building, using, and sharing Docker and Singularity containers in this hands-on workshop. Also learn how to run those containers on TACC HPC systems, including MPI and GPU aware containers.

Registration for this event closes at 5pm CT on November 4th, 2020. To register please visit:

Please email jasona@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.