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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/

Frontera Maintenance Tuesday 26 July 2022

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Jul 13, 2022 3:01:47 PM

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 10 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 26 July 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Frontera will not be available from 8 AM to 10 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 26 July 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

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

Corral Maintenance Tuesday 21 June 2022

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Jun 15, 2022 1:54:59 PM

All Corral Web, Samba, NFS, S3, and other access services will be unavailable from 10 AM (CDT) to 6 PM (CDT) Tuesday 21 June 2022. Corral Maintenance will occur during this time.
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal. 

Updated on Jun 21, 2022 12:14:54 PM

Maintenance has been completed and Corral is back in full production. 

Original Posting

All Corral Web, Samba, NFS, S3, and other access services will be unavailable from 10 AM (CDT) to 6 PM (CDT) Tuesday 21 June 2022. Corral Maintenance will occur during this time.
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal. 

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 

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

Lonestar6 maintenance scheduled for Tuesday 10 May 2022

Posted by Alex Ferrier on Apr 26, 2022 4:37:03 PM

Lonestar6 will not be available from 8:0 0AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday 10 May 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time. During the maintenance, access to all remaining Lonestar5 resources: Login nodes, /scratch, and /home1 will be removed. After the maintenance, data from the...

Updated on May 10, 2022 2:53:08 PM

Lonestar6 is now back in full production. 


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

Original Posting

Lonestar6 will not be available from 8:0 0AM to 5:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday 10 May 2022. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

During the maintenance, access to all remaining Lonestar5 resources: Login nodes, /scratch, and /home1 will be removed.

After the maintenance, data from the Lonestar5 filesystems will only be retrievable via a ticket, and only for the duration that the hardware remains in the TACC Datacenter.


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


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

Ranch Maintenance Tuesday May 10th 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Apr 25, 2022 11:52:43 AM

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, 10 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 10, 2022 9:44:11 AM

The scheduled downtime for Ranch has successfully concluded and Ranch is back in Production as of 09:30 CDT Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Original Posting

Ranch will not be available from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, 10 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

Longhorn Maintenance Tuesday April 26 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Apr 21, 2022 7:33:49 AM

Longhorn will be unavailable from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, April 26. We will be making some Slurm changes.
 
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

Updated on Apr 26, 2022 10:49:46 AM

Longhorn is now back in production. 

Original Posting

Longhorn will be unavailable from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT) on Tuesday, April 26. We will be making some Slurm changes.
 
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.

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

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. 



Longhorn Emergency Maintenance Saturday and Sunday 2-3 April 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Mar 30, 2022 2:41:14 PM

The UT Commons datacenter will have an electrical maintenance that will impact TACC's datacenter and services hosted from there. This maintenance was not predicted to impact our datacenter but recent information received shows that we will be impacted. Longhorn will be offline from 6:00 AM (CDT)...

Updated on Apr 3, 2022 5:36:22 PM

Longhorn is now back in production. 

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

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

Original Posting

The UT Commons datacenter will have an electrical maintenance that will impact TACC's datacenter and services hosted from there. This maintenance was not predicted to impact our datacenter but recent information received shows that we will be impacted. Longhorn will be offline from 6:00 AM (CDT) Saturday, 2 April 2022 until power is restored as early as possible on Sunday, 3 April.

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

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

Ranch Emergency Maintenance Saturday and Sunday 2-3 April 2022

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Mar 30, 2022 12:45:36 PM

The UT Commons datacenter will have an electrical maintenance that will impact TACC's datacenter and services hosted from there. This maintenance was not predicted to impact our datacenter but recent information received shows that we will be impacted. The LSS systems impacted are: Ranch. Ranch...

Updated on Apr 3, 2022 11:40:45 AM

Ranch is now back in production. 


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

Original Posting

The UT Commons datacenter will have an electrical maintenance that will impact TACC's datacenter and services hosted from there. This maintenance was not predicted to impact our datacenter but recent information received shows that we will be impacted. The LSS systems impacted are: Ranch. Ranch will be offline from 6:00 AM (CDT) Saturday, 2 April 2022 until power is restored as early as possible on Sunday, 3 April.

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

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

Longhorn Emergency Maintenance Tuesday 29 March 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Mar 28, 2022 9:26:19 AM

Longhorn will not be available from 8 AM to 5 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 29 March 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

Longhorn will not be available from 8 AM to 5 PM (CDT) on Tuesday, 29 March 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

Longhorn Status Friday 25 March 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Mar 25, 2022 9:18:35 AM

Longhorn is currently unavailable. TACC staff are currently 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 Mar 27, 2022 12:58:08 AM

Longhorn's queues have been re-opened while we await the arrival of hardware.  

Maintenance has been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday 29 March, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST).  Some downtime will occur as we re-mount filesystems.  

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

Original Posting

Longhorn is currently unavailable. TACC staff are currently working to resolve the issue.
 
Please submit any questions you may have via the TACC User Portal.
 
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/tacc-consulting

Maverick2 Maintenance Tuesday March 22nd 2022

Posted by mark brueschke on Mar 3, 2022 7:50:34 AM

Maverick2 will be unavailable on Tuesday, March 22 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
for InfiniBand network maintenance.

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

Updated on Mar 22, 2022 6:02:43 PM

Maverick2 is back in production.

Original Posting

Maverick2 will be unavailable on Tuesday, March 22 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM
for InfiniBand network maintenance.

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. 

Stampede2 Maintenance 22 February 2022 8 AM CST

Posted by Dave Littrell on Feb 9, 2022 5:55:36 PM

Stampede2 will not be available from 8:00 AM (CST) Tuesday, 22 February to 12:00 PM Thursday, 24 February 2022 for an extended filesystem maintenance.

Updated on Feb 24, 2022 1:20:44 PM

Stampede2 maintenance is over - queues have been reopened 

Original Posting

Stampede2 will not be available from 8:00 AM (CST) Tuesday, 22 February to 12:00 PM Thursday, 24 February 2022 for an extended filesystem maintenance.

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