Ranch User News

Ranch Status 18 December 2017

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jan 17, 2018 4:11:44 PM

At 07:00 January 18th 2018 the Ranch environment will be taken down for 4 hours in order to address a hardware failure.

Appropriate notice will be provided when Ranch returns to production.


-TACC Team

Updated on Jan 18, 2018 9:25:11 AM

Ranch is back in Production as of 09:15 1/18/2018.


-TACC Team

Original Posting

At 07:00 January 18th 2018 the Ranch environment will be taken down for 4 hours in order to address a hardware failure.

Appropriate notice will be provided when Ranch returns to production.


-TACC Team

TACC Winter Break Schedule

Posted by Chris Hempel on Dec 21, 2017 6:42:54 AM

TACC personnel will observe the University of Texas at Austin winter break from 5 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, 21 December 2017, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. A staff member will be on site to monitor the status of all TACC resources. TACC support staff will monitor...

TACC personnel will observe the University of Texas at Austin winter break from 5 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, 21 December 2017, and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. A staff member will be on site to monitor the status of all TACC resources. TACC support staff will monitor the consulting system throughout the break and address critical system issues. The staff will address other issues beginning Tuesday, 2 January 2018.


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

Training: Introduction to OpenMP using the Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT)

Posted by Jason Allison on Dec 1, 2017 11:58:48 AM

December 14th, 2017 9am-1pm CT Texas Advanced Computing Center ACB 1.104 J.J. Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758 OpenMP is one of the most popular paradigms to exploit the now ubiquitous manycore and multi-core processors. In this beginner-level training session, we will...

December 14th, 2017 9am-1pm CT
Texas Advanced Computing Center
ACB 1.104
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758

OpenMP is one of the most popular paradigms to exploit the now ubiquitous manycore and multi-core processors. In this beginner-level training session, we will provide an overview of the basic concepts of OpenMP. We will introduce the trainees to the Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT) that is designed for parallelizing serial C/C++ programs semi-automatically. The participants in the training session will be introduced to OpenMP and will learn to use IPT for parallelizing their C/C++ applications.

Prerequisites: Experience working in a Linux environment, and familiarity with C/C++/Fortran or any other programming language.

We are offering the training to both in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

To attend the training in person, please contact me via email at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu.

To attend via webcast, please enroll for the training at:
https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/mod/chat/view.php?id=30

You will need to sign in with your TACC User Portal account and password to enroll.

Ranch status 11/14/2017

Posted by David Littrell on Nov 14, 2017 10:53:26 AM

At 10:30 November 14th the Ranch environment will be taken down for 2 hours in order to address a hardware error. Notice will be provided when Ranch returns to production.

Updated on Nov 25, 2017 9:52:34 AM

The Ranch environment is up and available as of 09:09 CST 25 of November, 2017

Updated on Nov 16, 2017 11:31:26 AM

Administrators continue to work with the vendor to resolve a filesystem issue on Ranch and an update to user news will be posted once the problem has been resolved.


Updated on Nov 14, 2017 1:08:57 PM

The Ranch emergency downtime is being extended.
ETA back into production is still being determined at this time.
Appropriate notice will be provided when Ranch returns to production.

-TACC Team

Original Posting

At 10:30 November 14th the Ranch environment will be taken down for 2 hours in order to address a hardware error. Notice will be provided when Ranch returns to production.

Ranch Maintenance 21 November 2017

Posted by David Littrell on Nov 9, 2017 9:50:00 AM

At 08:00 on Tuesday, November 21st, the Ranch environment will be brought down for normal system maintenance. Due to the 1.3 billion files currently in Ranch, this maintenance activity should take between 24 and 36 hours. We expect to bring Ranch back into production no sooner than 20:00 Wednesday,...

At 08:00 on Tuesday, November 21st, the Ranch environment will be brought down for normal system maintenance. Due to the 1.3 billion files currently in Ranch, this maintenance activity should take between 24 and 36 hours. We expect to bring Ranch back into production no sooner than 20:00 Wednesday, November 22nd.

Users should take note that it is possible that this downtime could extend overnight into the Thanksgiving holiday. Appropriate notice will be given should this maintenance event run longer than its expected 36 hours.

Stampede2 Extended Outage Begins Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8am CDT

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 17, 2017 2:50:15 PM

Stampede2 will be unavailable for a four-day period beginning Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8 am CDT. This extended outage will allow: (1) full system science and benchmarking runs; as well as, (2) configuration, integration, and testing activities to prepare for Stampede2 “Phase 2” deployment. Phase 2...

Updated on Oct 23, 2017 4:49:37 PM

The Stampede2 system maintenance will need to be extended until at least 6PM CDT tomorrow to finish the work of integrating the phase 2 nodes into the system.


Original Posting

Stampede2 will be unavailable for a four-day period beginning Friday, 20 Oct 2017 at 8 am CDT. This extended outage will allow: (1) full system science and benchmarking runs; as well as, (2) configuration, integration, and testing activities to prepare for Stampede2 “Phase 2” deployment.

Phase 2 will feature the addition of 1,736 “Skylake” Xeon nodes to the system. Stampede2 will be completely unavailable during the maintenance window. We expect to reopen the KNL nodes to general use by 6 pm, Monday, 23 Oct 2017.  

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

MPI Foundations I and II - Oct 6th, 2017 - Space Available

Posted by Jason Allison on Oct 4, 2017 2:42:54 PM

We still have space available for this Friday's MPI Foundations I and II training events. Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Local attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. To register and for more information please visit:...

We still have space available for this Friday's MPI Foundations I and II training events. Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity. Local attendees are strongly encouraged to attend in-person.

To register and for more information please visit: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training

October 2017 TACC Training Events

Posted by Jason Allison on Sep 15, 2017 4:14:45 PM

I am pleased to announce the following training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants for October 2017. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. 10/4/17 - Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler 10/6/17 - MPI Foundations I and MPI...

I am pleased to announce the following training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants for October 2017. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person.

10/4/17 - Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler
10/6/17 - MPI Foundations I and MPI Foundations II
10/11/17 - Introduction to Scala/Spark
10/18/17 - Data Analysis Using Hadoop/Spark

To register and for more information please visit: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training

Ranch Status 29 August 2017

Posted by Sergio Leal on Aug 29, 2017 10:36:09 AM

Ranch had a hard reboot at 00:35 CST this morning and was partially unavailable from 00:35 until 07:00 CST.  This was due to a system error requiring a full restart of Ranch functionality.

Ranch had a hard reboot at 00:35 CST this morning and was partially unavailable from 00:35 until 07:00 CST.  This was due to a system error requiring a full restart of Ranch functionality.