Frontera User News

Frontera Maintenance Tuesday 8 June 2021

Posted by Matthew Edeker on May 25, 2021 1:23:03 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM (CT) on Tuesday, 8 June 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any question you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Updated on Jun 10, 2021 9:06:45 AM

As of 9:00 AM (CDT) Frontera is back in full production.

Updated on Jun 9, 2021 9:08:02 AM

The DDN filesystem work is taking much, much longer than they expected. Tuesday's
maintenance is being extended until 9:00 AM Thursday, 10 June 2021 to allow enough 
time to complete the updates.

Updated on Jun 8, 2021 7:53:39 PM

Maintenance is being extended until 9am tomorrow to allow enough 
time to complete updates.

Original Posting

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM (CT) on Tuesday, 8 June 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any question you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Emergency Network Maintenance Wednesday June 9th 2021

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 8, 2021 3:55:50 PM

Emergency network maintenance will be carried out between Midnight and 2:00 AM (CDT). Users may experience issues during this window. Users may experience issues during this period connecting into and out of TACC systems, especially login nodes. Jobs scheduled to run within clusters should be...

Emergency network maintenance will be carried out between Midnight and 2:00 AM (CDT). Users may experience issues during this window.

Users may experience issues during this period connecting into and out of TACC systems, especially login nodes. Jobs scheduled to run within clusters should be unaffected.

WORK File System Migration and Upgrade

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Apr 8, 2021 11:59:41 AM

ACTION REQUIRED We are pleased to announce the availability of a new file system (/work2) on new upgraded hardware. Users must migrate any current data they wish to keep from /work to /work2.  Users should complete the migration before 17 May 2021 when /work2 becomes the only work file system...

Updated on May 10, 2021 11:36:45 AM

The deadline dates have been extended again, thus /work will become read-only as of 18May2021. All other dates have been extended as well, and have been updated in the detailed timeline in the /work Migration and Transition Guide.

Updated on Apr 20, 2021 10:13:31 AM

The deadline dates have been extended by 2 weeks, thus /work will become read-only as of 4May2021. All other dates have been extended as well, and have been updated in the detailed timeline in the /work Migration and Transition Guide.


Original Posting

ACTION REQUIRED

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new file system (/work2) on new upgraded hardware. Users must migrate any current data they wish to keep from /work to /work2.  Users should complete the migration before 17 May 2021 when /work2 becomes the only work file system mounted on compute resources. As of 19 April 2021, /work will become read-only, and thus all file writes will need to go to /work2. Note that /work is NOT backed up, so you MUST migrate your data to /work2 if you wish to keep it. A more detailed timeline and technical details on how to most efficiently accomplish migration can be found in the  /work Migration and Transition Guide.

Prior to migrating data, users are encouraged to review their data to identify that which can be deleted. The Ranch Archive Facility is also available for data that no longer needs to be in /work but must be retained long term.

Frontera, Stampede2, Ranch status, 28 April 2021 11:00 CDT

Posted by David Littrell on Apr 28, 2021 11:11:12 PM

Due to a thunderstorm, a power event has occurred at TACC. We are working to restore services. 

Updated on Apr 29, 2021 10:07:52 AM

Ranch has been returned to production.

Updated on Apr 29, 2021 4:14:34 AM

Frontera has been returned to production. 

Updated on Apr 29, 2021 1:23:09 AM

Stampede2 services have been restored. It has been has been returned to production and the queues are open.  

Original Posting

Due to a thunderstorm, a power event has occurred at TACC. We are working to restore services. 

Frontera Maintenance 6 April 2021

Posted by David Littrell on Mar 30, 2021 5:42:15 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 6 April 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

Updated on Apr 6, 2021 8:11:36 PM

Frontera is back in full production. 

Original Posting

Frontera will not be available from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 6 April 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

Frontera queue changes

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Mar 31, 2021 1:21:16 PM

To improve the throughput of Frontera jobs, a new queue named small has been created specifically for one and two node jobs.  Jobs of one or two nodes that will run for up to 48 hours should be submitted to the small  queue.  The normal  queue now has a lower limit of 3 nodes for all jobs.  This...

To improve the throughput of Frontera jobs, a new queue named small has been created specifically for one and two node jobs.  Jobs of one or two nodes that will run for up to 48 hours should be submitted to the small  queue.  The normal  queue now has a lower limit of 3 nodes for all jobs.  This should improve the turnaround time for jobs in the normal queue and small jobs in the small  queue.The change to the normal  queue will go into effect after the next maintenance on 6April 2021.  Users may submit to the small  queue now.

Gordon Bell runs following Maintenance through 8 April 2021

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Mar 31, 2021 1:15:51 PM

Following the maintenance on 6April2021, we are reserving Frontera through 8April 2021 for research groups who are preparing Gordon Bell submissions that are due this month. These runs are ideally running on at least 4,000 nodes up to the entire system, and ideally complete in less than 4 hours....

Following the maintenance on 6April2021, we are reserving Frontera through 8April 2021 for research groups who are preparing Gordon Bell submissions that are due this month. These runs are ideally running on at least 4,000 nodes up to the entire system, and ideally complete in less than 4 hours. While we already have some projects lined up to run, we do have a little availability for a few more. If you have already shown the ability to run at this scale and are planning a Gordon Bell submission, you can request to be added by submitting a ticket that provides details.

Queues down on all Large Scale Systems Monday 15 February 2021

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Feb 15, 2021 11:00:35 AM

Due to the recent state of emergency in the City of Austin due to extreme weather and the impact it is having on the power in Austin, TACC is closing all queues on all Large Scale Systems. This includes Frontera, Stampde2, Lonestar5, Longhorn, and all other TACC resources. Queues will re-open as...

Updated on Feb 19, 2021 3:32:48 PM

All TACC large scale production systems have resumed full operations after powering down and load shedding to help with the Texas power grid emergency.

Original Posting

Due to the recent state of emergency in the City of Austin due to extreme weather and the impact it is having on the power in Austin, TACC is closing all queues on all Large Scale Systems. This includes Frontera, Stampde2, Lonestar5, Longhorn, and all other TACC resources. Queues will re-open as soon as possible when the emergency subsides.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal. 

Reminder: Frontera Texascale Days 2-8 February 2021

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Jan 29, 2021 1:03:50 PM

Frontera will be reserved for Texascale Days - very large scale runs of at least half-system to full-system size from Monday, February 2 through Monday, February 8. This event allows our researchers the opportunity to work on research problems that may not be possible at the smaller scale.  We have...

Updated on Jan 29, 2021 1:22:08 PM

Correction: Tuesday Feb 2 is the start date. My original post incorrectly had Monday Feb 2.

Original Posting

Frontera will be reserved for Texascale Days - very large scale runs of at least half-system to full-system size from Monday, February 2 through Monday, February 8. This event allows our researchers the opportunity to work on research problems that may not be possible at the smaller scale. 
We have not yet scheduled our next Texascale Days event. Watch for a forthcoming announcement if you have a research problem that will benefit from running at this scale.

Frontera Maintenance Scheduled on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

Posted by Alex Ferrier on Jan 28, 2021 8:53:26 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

Frontera will not be available from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

Stockyard Status Wednesday 27 January 2021

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jan 27, 2021 11:03:51 AM

We're noticing performance issues with Stockyard and have closed queues on Frontera, Lonestar5, Stampede2, and Maverick2 while attempting to recover. Running jobs not using Stockyard (/work) will not be impacted.  Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal....

Updated on Jan 27, 2021 11:55:27 AM

Stockyard recovery process has been completed and queues have been opened. 

Original Posting

We're noticing performance issues with Stockyard and have closed queues on Frontera, Lonestar5, Stampede2, and Maverick2 while attempting to recover. Running jobs not using Stockyard (/work) will not be impacted. 


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Matlab unavailable on all TACC clusters (Frontera/Stampede2/Lonestar5/Maverick2) on Thurs 28 January 2021 due to license maintenance.

Posted by Alex Ferrier on Jan 26, 2021 6:02:52 PM

Matlab may be unavailable on all TACC clusters (Frontera/Stampede2/Lonestar5/Maverick2) on  on Thursday, January 28 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST.  The license service may be intermittently unavailable during this maintenance as licenses are updated for the 2021 calendar year. Please submit any...

Matlab may be unavailable on all TACC clusters (Frontera/Stampede2/Lonestar5/Maverick2) on  on Thursday, January 28 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST.  The license service may be intermittently unavailable during this maintenance as licenses are updated for the 2021 calendar year.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

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.

TACC $WORK File System (Stockyard) is Offline - Thurs 14 Jan 2021

Posted by Alex Ferrier on Jan 14, 2021 9:13:50 PM

Stockyard ($work) is has experienced a failure and is unavailable right now. Admins are working to resolve the issue.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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


Updated on Jan 14, 2021 9:57:45 PM

The issue with the Stockyard filesystem has been resolved and queues have been opened.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

Original Posting

Stockyard ($work) is has experienced a failure and is unavailable right now. Admins are working to resolve the issue.


Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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


Frontera Texascale Days - 2-8 February 2021

Posted by Jesse Snead on Jan 14, 2021 5:06:02 PM

Frontera will be reserved for Texascale Days - very large scale runs of at least half system size (3,700 - 4,000 nodes) or full system size (7600 - 7900 nodes) Monday, February 2 through Monday, February 8. This event allows our researchers the opportunity to work on problems that may not be...

Frontera will be reserved for Texascale Days - very large scale runs of at least half system size (3,700 - 4,000 nodes) or full system size (7600 - 7900 nodes) Monday, February 2 through Monday, February 8. This event allows our researchers the opportunity to work on problems that may not be possible at the smaller scale. To be eligible to participate, your application must have already successfully run on at least 2,048 nodes in the “large” Queue on Frontera.  For access to the “large” queue, please submit a ticket with scaling data.

On the last day, Feb. 8, 2 hour blocks will be available for benchmarking efforts rather than production runs.  The other days, February 2 - February 7, will be set aside for production runs.  On these days, each project will have dedicated access to the number of nodes requested for a 24 hour period starting at 0900 CST.

To participate, please fill out and submit the form (https://forms.gle/oeTiBL9hPW6UyGZm9) before COB January 22.

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

Frontera Maintenance Tuesday 12 2021

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jan 5, 2021 1:06:02 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Updated on Jan 12, 2021 10:28:17 PM

Frontera is back in full production. 

Original Posting

Frontera will not be available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, 12 January 2021. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

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