Frontera User News

TACC Ticketing System Maintenance Friday July 1st 2022

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 30, 2022 11:30:35 AM

The ticketing system, consult.tacc.utexas.edu, will be down from 12:00 noon (CDT) on Friday July 1 2022 until 8:00 PM for maintenance. 


Please submit any questions you may have via info@tacc.utexas.edu during the outage.

Updated on Jul 1, 2022 1:18:52 PM

The ticketing system, consult.tacc.utexas.edu, has finished with maintenance and is back in production.

Original Posting

The ticketing system, consult.tacc.utexas.edu, will be down from 12:00 noon (CDT) on Friday July 1 2022 until 8:00 PM for maintenance. 


Please submit any questions you may have via info@tacc.utexas.edu during the outage.

TACC Network Maintenance Sunday June 26th 2022

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jun 6, 2022 11:04:08 AM

Network maintenance will be carried out between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (CDT) on Sunday, June 26th. Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable during this time. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.   Please submit any...

Updated on Jun 25, 2022 9:47:57 AM

The Network Maintenance scheduled for Sunday, June 26th, 2022 has been suspended. 

Original Posting

Network maintenance will be carried out between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (CDT) on Sunday, June 26th. Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable during this time. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.
 
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Frontera Status June 17 2022

Posted by Garland Whiteside on Jun 17, 2022 4:43:40 AM

Frontera is experiencing a filesystem problem affecting /scratch1. One storage target on /scratch1 is offline and users might experience hangs trying to access files on that target. TACC staff are working to return the filesystem to full production as soon as possible.

Updated on Jun 17, 2022 7:08:50 AM

Frontera is back in full production.

Original Posting

Frontera is experiencing a filesystem problem affecting /scratch1. One storage target on /scratch1 is offline and users might experience hangs trying to access files on that target. TACC staff are working to return the filesystem to full production as soon as possible.

Frontera Maintenance Tuesday 7 June 2022

Posted by Alex Ferrier on May 24, 2022 4:20:26 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM (CT) on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time.


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

Updated on Jun 7, 2022 7:31:28 PM

Frontera is back in full production. 

Original Posting

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM (CT) on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time.


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

AlphaFold 2.2.0 now available on Lonestar6, Frontera, Stampede2, and Maverick

Posted by Tim Cockerill on May 31, 2022 3:58:26 PM

AlphaFold 2.2.0 is now deployed on Lonestar6, Frontera, Stampede2, and Maverick. The user guide has been updated and includes system-specific information https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/software/alphafold 

Please submit a ticket if you have any questions https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting 

AlphaFold 2.2.0 is now deployed on Lonestar6, Frontera, Stampede2, and Maverick. The user guide has been updated and includes system-specific information https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/software/alphafold 

Please submit a ticket if you have any questions https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting 

Frontera Pathways and LSCP Opportunities open through June 15

Posted by jbsnead on May 18, 2022 10:09:20 AM

We are pleased to announce the Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks are open through June 15. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource.  Pathways Smaller allocations from 10,000...

We are pleased to announce the Frontera Pathways and Frontera Large Scale Community Partnership (LSCP) allocation tracks are open through June 15. Resources available for request include Frontera and its GPU subsystem, as well as the Longhorn GPU resource. 

Pathways

Smaller allocations from 10,000 to 250,000 node-hours 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. Successful applicants will use the allocation award to work with the Frontera team to scale their codes in order to effectively use the system. Successful applicants must demonstrate existing research funding to support the required code and algorithm development activities on Frontera. Additionally, early career scientists and engineers with an outstanding publication record investigating novel techniques for solving potentially transformative S&E research topics are encouraged to apply.

Large-Scale Community Partnerships (LSCP)

Allocations from 25,000 to 1,000,000 node-hours to support a large and typically multi-institutional community of users and beneficiaries working on the same research topic, who collectively justify the need for this scale of HPC resource but individually would not. Extended allocations can be requested for up to three years to support long-lived S&E experiments. Successful applicants must demonstrate current peer-reviewed research funding to support the activities conducted on Frontera for the time period requested. The LSCP process will make merit-based allocation awards annually for allocations spanning three years, with years 2 and 3 awarded after successful completion of a progress review including an updated computational plan for the next year.

Detailed descriptions of all four Frontera allocation tracks can be found on the Frontera Allocations web page (https://fronteraweb.tacc.utexas.edu/allocations/).

Please consult the webinar “Writing a Successful Frontera Allocation Proposal” here: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/mod/page/view.php?id=99


How to Submit an Allocation Request

Please begin by reading the Allocations Policy & Submission Guidelines (https://fronteraweb.tacc.utexas.edu/allocations/policy/) 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 (https://fronteraweb.tacc.utexas.edu/allocations/policy/).

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

Big Data in Biology Summer School 2022

Posted by Lauren Gant on May 4, 2022 12:35:35 PM

Dear Colleagues,  The annual Big Data in Biology Summer School 2022 courses are now open for registration!  The Center for Biomedical Research Support (CBRS) offers seven intensive courses that span introductions to biocomputing, Python programming, and high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing...

Updated on May 4, 2022 3:20:53 PM

Dear Colleagues, 


The annual Big Data in Biology Summer School 2022 courses are now open for registration! The Center for Biomedical Research Support (CBRS) offers seven intensive courses that span introductions to biocomputing, Python programming, and high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing analysis. These courses offer unique opportunities to gain and polish skills for biological data analysis across a wide spectrum of topics. 

Courses last from 4 to 5 days. Students can take multiple courses and build up data analysis skills from week to week. 

This year, some classes will be in person, some hybrid, and others completely online. UT Austin students, faculty, and staff receive a great discount off the regular course fee. 

We will cover the following topics: 
May 31 - June 3 Introduction to R for Biologists 
June 6 - June 9 Introduction to Python 
June 6 - June 9 Introduction to Biocomputing 
June 13 - June 17 Introduction to Core NGS Concepts and Tools 
June 13 - June 17 Introduction to RNA-Seq 
June 20 - June 23 Principles of Machine Learning for Bioinformatics 
June 20 - June 24 Genome Variant Analysis 

Visit this link to register: https://research.utexas.edu/cbrs/classes/big-data-in-biology-summer-school/2022-summer-school/ 

And don't forget to sign up for our popular and affordable online spring short courses, especially if you need to bring your Unix and TACC skills up to date for the summer classes! https://research.utexas.edu/cbrs/classes/short-courses/spring-2022-semester/ 

Thanks for your interest! 

- Center for Biomedical Research Support

Original Posting

Dear Colleagues, 


The annual Big Data in Biology Summer School 2022 courses are now open for registration! 

The Center for Biomedical Research Support (CBRS) offers seven intensive courses that span introductions to biocomputing, Python programming, and high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing analysis. These courses offer unique opportunities to gain and polish skills for biological data analysis across a wide spectrum of topics. 

Courses last from 4 to 5 days. Students can take multiple courses and build up data analysis skills from week to week. This year, some classes will be in person, some hybrid, and others completely online. UT Austin students, faculty, and staff receive a great discount off the regular course fee. 

We will cover the following topics: 

May 31 - June 3 Introduction to R for Biologists 
June 6 - June 9 Introduction to Python 
June 6 - June 9 Introduction to Biocomputing 
June 13 - June 17 Introduction to Core NGS Concepts and Tools 
June 13 - June 17 Introduction to RNA-Seq 
June 20 - June 23 Principles of Machine Learning for Bioinformatics 
June 20 - June 24 Genome Variant Analysis 

Visit this link to register: 
https://research.utexas.edu/cbrs/classes/big-data-in-biology-summer-school/2022-summer-school/ 

And don't forget to sign up for our popular and affordable online spring short courses, especially if you need to bring your Unix and TACC skills up to date for the summer classes! 
https://research.utexas.edu/cbrs/classes/short-courses/spring-2022-semester/ 

Thanks for your interest! 

- Center for Biomedical Research Support

Frontera Maintenance Tuesday 12 April 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Mar 28, 2022 9:21:29 AM

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 10 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 12 April 2022. 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 12, 2022 6:48:03 PM

Frontera is back open after maintenance. 

Original Posting

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 10 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 12 April 2022. 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 and Longhorn Texascale Days, 5-11 April 2022

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Apr 4, 2022 3:11:34 PM

Frontera and part of Longhorn will be reserved for Texascale Days beginning April 5, 2021. Researchers on Frontera will be running extreme scale jobs from 4K to 8K nodes, and on a subset of Longhorn nodes (~60). Frontera will return to production operation following the April 12 scheduled...

Frontera and part of Longhorn will be reserved for Texascale Days beginning April 5, 2021. Researchers on Frontera will be running extreme scale jobs from 4K to 8K nodes, and on a subset of Longhorn nodes (~60). Frontera will return to production operation following the April 12 scheduled maintenance. Longhorn will resume production on or about April 

 

For Frontera, while nearly the entire system is reserved for these runs, the rtx, rtx-dev, nvdimm, and development queues will remain in production with the exception that the development nodes will be unavailable on Sunday, April 10. 



TACC Network Maintenance Sunday March 6th 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Feb 18, 2022 10:31:37 AM

Network maintenance will be carried out between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (CST) on Sunday, March 6th. Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable during this time. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.   Please submit any...

Network maintenance will be carried out between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM (CST) on Sunday, March 6th. Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable during this time. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.
 
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Frontera Status 7 February 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Feb 7, 2022 2:38:22 PM

Frontera is experiencing a filesystem problem affecting /home1 and /scratch1. TACC staff are working to return the filesystems to full production as soon as possible.

Updated on Feb 7, 2022 3:29:48 PM

Frontera filesystems are back in full production as of 3:30 PM CST

Original Posting

Frontera is experiencing a filesystem problem affecting /home1 and /scratch1. TACC staff are working to return the filesystems to full production as soon as possible.

Important Update: Containers@TACC Training Event

Posted by Lauren Gant on Jan 18, 2022 12:25:59 PM

*** UPDATE 1/18/22: Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the Austin area, this course will be offered as a webinar ONLY. A Zoom link and other course information will be sent to registrants just prior to the start of the course. To register for this course, click HERE   Software containers are an...

*** UPDATE 1/18/22: Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the Austin area, this course will be offered as a webinar ONLY. A Zoom link and other course information will be sent to registrants just prior to the start of the course.


To register for this course, click HERE  

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. 

 Training will be held on: Wednesday February 9th; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CST [break 12:00-1:00] 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Network Status 10 January 2022

Posted by David Littrell on Jan 10, 2022 7:21:29 PM

From 2:10 to 6:30 pm CST network disruption prevented users from being able to access TACC systems. The issue has been resolved.

From 2:10 to 6:30 pm CST network disruption prevented users from being able to access TACC systems. The issue has been resolved.