Stampede2 User News

TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER)

Posted by Lauren Gant on Aug 10, 2022 2:03:40 PM

TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers  September 28-30, 2022  We are pleased to announce the fifth annual TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 28-30, 2022, in person in the ACB building on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin. ...

TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers 

September 28-30, 2022 

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual TACC Symposium for Texas Researchers (TACCSTER) being held on September 28-30, 2022, in person in the ACB building on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin. 

TACCSTER is a meeting of scientists, engineers and scholars from across the state who use, and would like to use, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to advance their research goals. Researchers from across the country are welcome to attend. 

This meeting will be an opportunity for you to: 
- Showcase your ongoing research involving TACC resources 
- Learn new and useful computing skills from a variety of tutorials 
- Network with other TACC users / researchers 
- Hear information about the latest TACC systems and services 

To register and for more information please visit: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/taccster Please contact taccster@tacc.utexas.edu if you have any questions.

Multi-Factor Authentication via SMS Status 8/9/2022

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Aug 9, 2022 10:59:02 AM

Multi-Factor Authentication via SMS for TACC resources is currently out of service, administrators are working to correct the problem.  App based tokens will continue to work.  Thanks for your patience.

Updated on Aug 9, 2022 5:09:11 PM

Multi-Factor Authentication via SMS for TACC resources has been restored.

Original Posting

Multi-Factor Authentication via SMS for TACC resources is currently out of service, administrators are working to correct the problem.  App based tokens will continue to work.  Thanks for your patience.

TACC Institutes - registration open

Posted by Lauren Gant on Aug 9, 2022 11:51:31 AM

Hello everyone! The following opportunities are now live: TAPIS Days at TACC (Virtual, FREE)  August 19th Learn about the tools necessary to build more complex workflows and techniques to ensure your runtime environment is reproducible and flexible. Use virtual machines and containers to develop...

Hello everyone! The following opportunities are now live:

TAPIS Days at TACC (Virtual, FREE) 
August 19th Learn about the tools necessary to build more complex workflows and techniques to ensure your runtime environment is reproducible and flexible. Use virtual machines and containers to develop and execute scientific workflows in the cloud with the ability to expand to large-scale systems. 
REGISTER HERE: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/ 

Scientific Visualization (Virtual)
August 24 - September 14 – Wednesdays, 10:00-1:00 CST 
TACC's visualization experts will provide instruction on how to generate rich, informative visualizations from your simulation results and data sets. Get started with VisIt and Paraview among other technologies, to learn the basics of developing interesting and worthwhile geographic and information visualizations 
REGISTER HERE: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/professionals/tacc-institutes/scientific-visualization 

HPC Leadership Institute in Cooperation with Microsoft and MITRE (In Person Only) 
September 12-14 
In-Person Only The High Performance Computing (HPC) Leadership Institute is specifically tailored to managers and decision makers who are using, or considering using, HPC within their organizations. It is also applicable to those with a real opportunity to make this career step in the near future. Topics covered will include procurement considerations, pricing and capital expenditures, operating expenditures, and cost/benefit analysis of adding HPC to a company's or institution's R&D portfolio. A broad scope of HPC is covered from department scale clusters to the largest supercomputers, modeling and simulation to non-traditional use cases, and more. We encourage attendees from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities. 
REGISTER HERE: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/professionals/tacc-institutes/hpc-leadership 

COMING SOON: 

Applied Parallel Programming 
Fall, Dates TBD
Learn from TACC's high performance computing experts how to code parallel applications using OpenMP and MPI, profile and optimize sequential and parallel applications, debug parallel software, and develop software for many-core architectures, and more. 

Machine Learning Foundations 
Fall, Dates TBD
Want to gain more insight from your data? Is analyzing datasets too much for your favorite spreadsheet? Considering using machine learning to improve insights? Spend a week with TACC's data analysis experts learning about the latest tools and techniques for analyzing and processing your Big Data problems. Try your hand at using R, Jupyter notebooks, Hadoop, and Spark with guided hands-on exercises, spend time one-on-one with our data analysis staff talking about your own projects and goals, and hear about the latest tools and research in Big Data.

TAPIS Days at TACC - Aug 19th, 10am-4pm CST

Posted by Lauren Gant on Aug 3, 2022 11:15:08 AM

TAPIS Days at TACC - Aug 19th, 10am-4pm CST  Learn about the tools necessary to build more complex workflows and techniques to ensure your runtime environment is reproducible and flexible. Use virtual machines and containers to develop and execute scientific workflows in the cloud with the ability...

TAPIS Days at TACC - Aug 19th, 10am-4pm CST 

Learn about the tools necessary to build more complex workflows and techniques to ensure your runtime environment is reproducible and flexible. Use virtual machines and containers to develop and execute scientific workflows in the cloud with the ability to expand to large-scale systems.

Go here to register: https://learn.tacc.utexas.edu/

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

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 

Stampede2 Maintenance 24 May 2022

Posted by Alex Ferrier on May 11, 2022 5:31:25 PM

Stampede 2 will not be available from 8 AM. to 12:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 24 May 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 May 24, 2022 5:24:01 PM

Stampede2 is now back in production.

Updated on May 24, 2022 11:16:48 AM

Due to BIOS updates that had to be included in the maintenance window after it was scheduled, we are extending the Stampede2 maintenance. The originally planned tasks are completed and the system will be returned to production as soon as possible.

Original Posting

Stampede 2 will not be available from 8 AM. to 12:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 24 May 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

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

Stampede2 Maintenance 3 May 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Apr 19, 2022 1:52:37 PM

Stampede2 will not be available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 3 May 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 May 3, 2022 9:36:15 PM

Stampede2 is back in production. 

Original Posting

Stampede2 will not be available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 3 May 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

Stampede2 lifetime extended and adding Intel Ice Lake nodes

Posted by Tim Cockerill on Feb 24, 2022 1:43:54 PM

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended operational funding for Stampede 2 through June 2023. Prior to the extension, the life of the system was expected to end in September 2022. This extension will allow the system to continue supporting world-class science for an additional nine...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended operational funding for Stampede 2 through June 2023. Prior to the extension, the life of the system was expected to end in September 2022. This extension will allow the system to continue supporting world-class science for an additional nine months. 


As part of the extension, 448 of the oldest Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi nodes will be replaced with 224 of the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge R650 two-socket servers utilizing the Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 "Ice Lake" processors. These latest servers will provide more than double the performance and almost triple the memory of the previous nodes to provide additional capability for the Stampede2 system. All 224 of the new nodes will be accessible via the "icx-normal" production queue, with development needs still being provided via the Skylake "skx-dev" queue. 

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