Ranch User News

Ranch Maintenance June 19, 2018

Posted by Jacob Getz on Jun 5, 2018 3:07:28 PM

Ranch will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) on June 19, 2018. Routine maintenance will be performed during this time.

-TACC Team

Updated on Jun 19, 2018 3:27:48 PM

Ranch maintenance has been concluded and Ranch has been returned to production.

-TACC Team

Original Posting

Ranch will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) on June 19, 2018. Routine maintenance will be performed during this time.

-TACC Team

TACC Institute: Parallel Programming Foundations

Posted by Jason Allison on May 18, 2018 4:38:30 PM

June 25th - June 29th, 2018 Ready to parallelize your software? Spend a week with TACC’s high performance computing experts learning to write parallel applications using OpenMP and MPI, profiling and optimizing sequential and parallel applications, debugging parallel software, developing software...

Updated on Jun 15, 2018 1:48:42 PM

We still have spaces available for the Parallel Programming Foundations Institute - June 25th through June 29th, 2018. Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Original Posting

June 25th - June 29th, 2018

Ready to parallelize your software? Spend a week with TACC’s high performance computing experts learning to write parallel applications using OpenMP and MPI, profiling and optimizing sequential and parallel applications, debugging parallel software, developing software for many-core architectures, and more. Gain practical experience developing parallel applications with guided hands-on exercises, spend time with TACC experts one-on-one talking about your own research project goals and roadblocks, and hear from TACC staff, users, and collaborators about the latest trends, technologies, and research projects related to large-scale parallel computation.

Topics covered include:
- OpenMP SIMD Directives
- MPI Collectives
- Hybrid OpenMP/MPI Programming
- Profiling and Debugging

For more information and access to registration, please visit the following link:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/parallel-programming-foundations

TACC Institute: Computational Science in the Cloud

Posted by Jason Allison on May 18, 2018 4:25:31 PM

June 4th - June 8th, 2018 Spend a week with TACC’s web and cloud computing experts learning about tools, techniques, and best practices for doing high throughput computing, using virtual machines, containers, and recipes to ensure that your runtime environment is reproducible, even if you need to...

Updated on May 29, 2018 10:14:07 AM

We still have spaces available for the Computational Science in the Cloud Institute.  Please register ASAP to avoid missing out on this opportunity.  The registration deadline for this event has been extended to May 30.

Original Posting

June 4th - June 8th, 2018

Spend a week with TACC’s web and cloud computing experts learning about tools, techniques, and best practices for doing high throughput computing, using virtual machines, containers, and recipes to ensure that your runtime environment is reproducible, even if you need to scale out. Be prepared to take the lessons you learn at TACC back to your own research project with hands-on exercises and one-on-one time with our experts talking about the specifics of your own research project and goals. Hear about the latest tools and research in distributed and cloud computing with invited talks from fellow users, collaborators, and guests.

Topics covered include:

- Introduction to Cloud Concepts
- Virtual Machine Construction using Jetstream
- Making API Calls in Python
- Docker & Singularity Containers
- Automated Deployment Tools


For more information and access to registration, please visit the following link:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/computational-science-in-the-cloud

Training: OpenMP Training Events - April 12th and 13th, 2018

Posted by Jason Allison on Mar 22, 2018 12:19:22 PM

We are pleased to announce the following OpenMP training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants April 12th and 13th, 2018. The courses include hands-on exercises on TACC systems. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. Instructors will be...

We are pleased to announce the following OpenMP training events are being offered to both in-person and webcast participants April 12th and 13th, 2018. The courses include hands-on exercises on TACC systems. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. Instructors will be available after class to consult on individual projects with in person participants.

4/12/18 9am-12:30pm CT - Introduction to OpenMP
This course will introduce participants to the OpenMP threading model, and describe the basic constructs necessary to parallelize loops on multi-core architectures. Topics include the fork/join threading model, using OpenMP directives, and loop parallelization. The fundamentals of hybrid computing (MPI & OpenMP) will be explained and illustrated.

4/13/18 9am-12:30pm CT - Advanced OpenMP
This course will provide an introduction to OpenMP optimization techniques for multi-core and vectorized architectures. Topics will include OpenMP SIMD directives, configuring OpenMP thread affinity, tasking, and task dependences.

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

If you have any questions please contact me at jasona@tacc.utexas.edu

TACC Maintenance 11 March, 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Feb 26, 2018 5:32:29 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 9:00 AM CDT  until 2:00 PM CDT on March 11, 2018 to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 9:00 AM CDT  until 2:00 PM CDT on March 11, 2018 to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

TACC Maintenance 11 March, 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Feb 26, 2018 5:28:56 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 9:00 AM CDT  until 2:00 PM CDT on March 11, 2018 to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 9:00 AM CDT  until 2:00 PM CDT on March 11, 2018 to allow for upgrades to the TACC core network hardware. Jobs will continue to run, but users will have no access to TACC services and systems until the upgrade is complete.

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