User News

Visualization - Winter Break Schedule

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Dec 13, 2018 11:21:06 AM

The Visualization Laboratory on main campus will be closed for winter break starting Friday Dec. 21st, 2018 until Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. We will re-open on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2019 at normal hours. For any immediate assistance please contact asolis@tacc.utexas.edu or foss@tacc.utexas.edu.

The Visualization Laboratory on main campus will be closed for winter break starting Friday Dec. 21st, 2018 until Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. We will re-open on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2019 at normal hours. For any immediate assistance please contact asolis@tacc.utexas.edu or foss@tacc.utexas.edu.

TACC Maintenance 9 December, 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Nov 26, 2018 1:03:55 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:30 AM CDT until 1:30 PM CDT on December 9, 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.

Updated on Dec 9, 2018 11:48:43 AM

Maintenance on listed systems has been completed. 

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:30 AM CDT until 1:30 PM CDT on December 9, 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.

Lonestar5 Maintenance 11 December, 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Nov 26, 2018 1:00:19 PM

Lonestar5 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Updated on Dec 3, 2018 1:34:22 PM

The Lonestar5 maintenance scheduled for 11 December, 2018 is being postponed and will be announced, with the usual 2 week notice period, for a date in 2018.

Original Posting

Lonestar5 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Stampede2 Maintenance 4, December 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 27, 2018 12:58:51 PM

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.   If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the...

Updated on Dec 3, 2018 11:15:18 AM

This maintenance has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date.

Original Posting

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 4 December 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

 

If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the maintenance is over. The squeue command will report "ReqNodeNotAvailable" ("Required Node Not Available"). The showq utility will list the job as "BLOCKED" and report its status as "WaitNod" ("Waiting for Nodes"). Note that the hours leading up to the maintenance are an excellent time to submit shorter, smaller jobs that can complete before the maintenance begins: as the queues drain there will be many nodes available, and your wait time may be short.

Lonestar5 Status 29, November 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 29, 2018 8:57:45 AM

Lonestar5 currently has issues with the scratch filesystem and some jobs are likely to fail. We're currently working to restore full access from all clients.

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 4:47:42 PM

The scratch filesystem on ls5 was returned to service earlier in the day.

Original Posting

Lonestar5 currently has issues with the scratch filesystem and some jobs are likely to fail. We're currently working to restore full access from all clients.

Lonestar5 Maintenance 27 November, 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 12, 2018 9:39:36 AM

Lonestar5 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Updated on Nov 28, 2018 1:13:38 PM

Lonestar5 is back in production. We apologize for the extended outage.


 - TACC team.

Updated on Nov 28, 2018 8:09:22 AM

LS5 User

The maintenance on Lonestar5 is being extended for further testing prior to release.   

~LS5 Admin

Original Posting

Lonestar5 will not be available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

Corral Maintenance 20 November, 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Nov 5, 2018 1:39:13 PM

Corral and all associated Web and iRODS services will not be available from 9AM to 2PM CT on Tuesday, November 20th. All access to /corral-repl, /corral-tacc, and /corral-secure file systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Hardware and software updates will be applied during this...

Updated on Nov 20, 2018 2:20:11 PM

The maintenance period is now over.

Original Posting

Corral and all associated Web and iRODS services will not be available from 9AM to 2PM CT on Tuesday, November 20th. All access to /corral-repl, /corral-tacc, and /corral-secure file systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Hardware and software updates will be applied during this time.

Ranch Maintenance 19 Monday, 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 9, 2018 10:51:07 AM

Ranch will be down for maintenance on Monday, November 19th, from 9AM to 5PM, CST. Minor hardware maintenance will be performed.

Updated on Nov 19, 2018 2:57:54 PM

Ranch is back in service.  

Original Posting

Ranch will be down for maintenance on Monday, November 19th, from 9AM to 5PM, CST. Minor hardware maintenance will be performed.

Lonestar5 Status 14 November, 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 14, 2018 2:44:38 PM

Lonestar5 is having issues with queuing jobs at present. Administrators are working on it and we hope to resolve this as soon as possible.

Updated on Nov 14, 2018 5:31:20 PM

All Lonestar5 queues are now running properly. Thank you for your patience.

Original Posting

Lonestar5 is having issues with queuing jobs at present. Administrators are working on it and we hope to resolve this as soon as possible.

Lonestar5 Status 6 November, 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Nov 6, 2018 2:24:01 PM

Due to errors on the backend storage of LS5. We are going to reboot LS5. We will bring it back into service as soon as possible.



~LS5 Administrators

Due to errors on the backend storage of LS5. We are going to reboot LS5. We will bring it back into service as soon as possible.



~LS5 Administrators

Lonestar 5 - Corral-TACC filesystem Restored

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Nov 2, 2018 11:18:21 PM

The Corral-TACC Filesystem has been restored on Lonestar 5.

The Corral-TACC Filesystem has been restored on Lonestar 5.

Lonestar 5 - DVS Server Issue

Posted by Mark Brueschke on Nov 2, 2018 10:02:40 PM

Lonestar 5 is currently having issues with specific DVS servers that serve the corral filesystem. We are aware of the problem and will resolve is as soon as possible

Lonestar 5 is currently having issues with specific DVS servers that serve the corral filesystem. We are aware of the problem and will resolve is as soon as possible

Stampede2 Maintenance 30 October 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Oct 21, 2018 8:09:26 AM

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.   If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when...

Updated on Oct 30, 2018 8:28:25 PM

Stampede2 is back in production. 

Original Posting

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 30 October 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

 

If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the maintenance is over. The squeue command will report "ReqNodeNotAvailable" ("Required Node Not Available"). The showq utility will list the job as "BLOCKED" and report its status as "WaitNod" ("Waiting for Nodes"). Note that the hours leading up to the maintenance are an excellent time to submit shorter, smaller jobs that can complete before the maintenance begins: as the queues drain there will be many nodes available, and your wait time may be short.

Wrangler Maintenance 30 October, 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Oct 23, 2018 1:06:20 PM

Wrangler will be taking a maintenance on Tuesday 30 October, 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm for critical hardware work during which the system will be unavailable.

Updated on Oct 30, 2018 10:41:13 AM

Wrangler maintenance is now finished. 


Thank you, 

- TACC Team

Updated on Oct 30, 2018 10:40:35 AM

wrangler maintenance is now complete after our hardware replacements and we accepting jobs now.

Original Posting

Wrangler will be taking a maintenance on Tuesday 30 October, 2018 from 8:00am to 6:00pm for critical hardware work during which the system will be unavailable.

Lonestar5 Extended Maintenance October 14-20

Posted by Sergio Leal on Sep 14, 2018 11:42:38 AM

We will be taking an exceptionally long, one time only maintenance period on Lonestar5 from Sunday, October 14 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. Many of you have likely noticed “old” components in the software stack for Lonestar; unfortunately at this point our only option to update involves...

Updated on Oct 29, 2018 1:52:20 PM

Lonestar5 maintenance is still in progress. We have finished the larger systems and network updates and are currently submitting acceptance jobs with the HPC group. We will provide further updates as we get closer to production status. Thank you for your patience. 

Updated on Oct 20, 2018 8:07:41 PM

The Lonestar5 maintenance is continuing for longer than anticipated. System administrators are still working to bring up and customize the upgraded operating system, networks, and file systems. With the substantial progress made so far we have forgone our option to revert. Please be on the lookout for new announcements as we approach production status. We appreciate your patience in this substantial undertaking.

Updated on Oct 8, 2018 9:26:09 AM

This is a reminder to the already posted and atypically long maintenance window booked for the dates: Sunday, October 14 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. The full announcement is here: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/user-news/-/news/103097. 

Jobs that queue up before the maintenance that can't complete (reported by the scheduler with the following state: ReqNodeNotAvail, UnavailableNodes:nid00[XXX-XXX]) will be removed from the queues at the start of the maintenance.

Updated on Oct 1, 2018 9:28:03 AM

This is a reminder to the already posted and unusually long maintenance window booked for the dates: Sunday, October 14 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. The full announcement is here: https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/user-news/-/news/103097

The most common question question received so far is which glibc version will exist after the update: GNU libc 2.22


-Thanks for your continued use of TACC Systems.

Original Posting

We will be taking an exceptionally long, one time only maintenance period on Lonestar5 from Sunday, October 14 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. Many of you have likely noticed “old” components in the software stack for Lonestar; unfortunately at this point our only option to update involves essentially reinstalling parts of the core OS from scratch – and the unique nature of the Cray makes this exceptionally time-consuming. 

Please communicate, by submitting a ticket, any major concerns and we'll attempt to find alternative accommodations on other systems if necessary.  Once again, we apologize for this multi-day disruption, and we hope (and have spent the last year working with Cray to ensure) that this is an extraordinary one-time event.

Thanks for your continued use of TACC Systems.

Matlab Server Maintenance 27 September, 2018

Posted by Matthew Edeker on Sep 27, 2018 2:36:57 PM

A maintenance window is scheduled for today, Thursday, September 27th from 5PM - 6PM for the Matlab license server. Matlab on TACC systems may not be accessible during this maintenance

A maintenance window is scheduled for today, Thursday, September 27th from 5PM - 6PM for the Matlab license server. Matlab on TACC systems may not be accessible during this maintenance

TACC Maintenance 23 September, 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Sep 18, 2018 3:40:03 PM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT on September 23, 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.

Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:57:17 PM

Maintenance on listed systems has been completed.  

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT on September 23, 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.

Stockyard $WORK status Tuesday, Sep 18 2018

Posted by David Littrell on Sep 18, 2018 5:12:14 PM

The Stockyard $WORK filesystem is currently not available, and administrators are working on it now. We will update when we have an ETA to it being back in production. 

Updated on Sep 18, 2018 6:47:30 PM

The $WORK filesystem is back in production. 

Original Posting

The Stockyard $WORK filesystem is currently not available, and administrators are working on it now. We will update when we have an ETA to it being back in production. 

Stampede2 Maintenance September 11, 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Aug 31, 2018 11:26:25 AM

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.   If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when...

Updated on Sep 12, 2018 8:25:40 AM

Stampede2 is back in full production at this time.

Updated on Sep 11, 2018 8:28:58 PM

Today's Stampede2 system maintenance has been extended while TACC staff resolve a filesystem issue.

Original Posting

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 11 September 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

 

If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the maintenance is over. The squeue command will report "ReqNodeNotAvailable" ("Required Node Not Available"). The showq utility will list the job as "BLOCKED" and report its status as "WaitNod" ("Waiting for Nodes"). Note that the hours leading up to the maintenance are an excellent time to submit shorter, smaller jobs that can complete before the maintenance begins: as the queues drain there will be many nodes available, and your wait time may be short.

C++ for C Programmers - October 5th, 2018 - 9am to 3pm CT

Posted by Jason Allison on Sep 11, 2018 3:21:57 PM

C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course, we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what C mechanisms, while available, should no longer be used. The first half of this course covers mostly object-oriented...

C++ can be considered as a superset of C, but this view often leads to un-idiomatic C++ programming. In this short course, we both show the new mechanisms of C++, and we explain what C mechanisms, while available, should no longer be used.

The first half of this course covers mostly object-oriented programming and parameter passing with references; the second half covers advanced topics such as smart pointers, exceptions, iterators, lambdas, templates.

This course will be offered to in-person and webcast attendees. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in-person. Students are expected to be familiar with C syntax and should bring a laptop for lab exercises.

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 16 September, 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Sep 5, 2018 10:28:22 AM

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT on September 16, 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.

Updated on Sep 11, 2018 2:57:51 PM

Maintenance Postponed to 23 September, 2018


Due to weather concerns, we are postponing the date of maintenance to the following Sunday, September 23, 2018.  

Original Posting

Access to all TACC systems will be unavailable from 8:00 AM CDT until 4:00 PM CDT on September 16, 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.

Maverick status September 4, 2018

Posted by David Littrell on Aug 22, 2018 4:07:56 PM

Slurm will be upgraded to version 17.11.5 and will require the scheduler to be disabled for a short time. On Maverick2, power equipment will be replaced. All maintenance will happen between 8 am and noon CST. 

Updated on Sep 4, 2018 3:51:17 PM

Maintenance has been extended to 5pm CST.

Original Posting

Slurm will be upgraded to version 17.11.5 and will require the scheduler to be disabled for a short time. On Maverick2, power equipment will be replaced. All maintenance will happen between 8 am and noon CST. 

Vislab Status Wednesday 29 August 2018

Posted by Sergio Leal on Aug 29, 2018 8:52:40 AM

The TACC POB Vislab on main campus will be closing at noon today, Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The Vislab will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

The TACC POB Vislab on main campus will be closing at noon today, Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The Vislab will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Stampede2 Maintenance 17 July 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Jul 3, 2018 4:00:53 PM

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.   If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the...

Updated on Jul 17, 2018 7:35:28 PM

Stampede2 is back in full production. 

Original Posting

Stampede2 will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. System maintenance will be performed during this time.

 

If you submit a job before the maintenance, and the time you request exceeds the time remaining until the maintenance begins, your job will run when the maintenance is over. The squeue command will report "ReqNodeNotAvailable" ("Required Node Not Available"). The showq utility will list the job as "BLOCKED" and report its status as "WaitNod" ("Waiting for Nodes"). Note that the hours leading up to the maintenance are an excellent time to submit shorter, smaller jobs that can complete before the maintenance begins: as the queues drain there will be many nodes available, and your wait time may be short.

Lonestar5 status July17, 2018

Posted by David Littrell on Jul 2, 2018 4:34:24 PM

Lonestar5 will be in maintenance on Tuesday the 17th to install Cray patches and field notices.


Updated on Jul 17, 2018 6:37:34 PM

Lonestar5 is out of maintenance and available for usage.

Original Posting

Lonestar5 will be in maintenance on Tuesday the 17th to install Cray patches and field notices.


TACC Institute: Visualizing and Interacting with Data

Posted by Charlie Dey on Jul 11, 2018 2:36:39 PM

We're pleased to announce the next institute in TACC's Summer Institute Series,  Visualizing and Interacting with Data, July 30 - August 3, 2018. Every dataset tells a story, in this institute, you will spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative...

We're pleased to announce the next institute in TACC's Summer Institute Series,  Visualizing and Interacting with Data, July 30 - August 3, 2018.


Every dataset tells a story, in this institute, you will spend a week with TACC's visualization experts learning how to generate rich, informative visualizations for your simulation results and data analyses to find that story. You will get a a solid start with VisIt and Paraview, learning the basics of developing interesting and worthwhile geographic and information visualizations, and try your hand at using some of the latest augmented- and virtual-reality tools for manipulating and exploring you visualizations.
 

Computational Techniques in Life Sciences Summer Institute

Posted by Charlie Dey on Jun 29, 2018 3:40:52 PM

July 16th - 20th, 2018 Announcing the next institute in TACC's Summer Institute Series: Computational Techniques in Life Sciences. Learn the basic skills necessary to develop and execute scientific workflows on large-scale systems, run parallel analyses, use Bash and Python to chain common life...

July 16th - 20th, 2018
Announcing the next institute in TACC's Summer Institute Series: Computational Techniques in Life Sciences.

Learn the basic skills necessary to develop and execute scientific workflows on large-scale systems, run parallel analyses, use Bash and Python to chain common life sciences applications together to form more complex workflows, and analyze result data in order to gain useful insights. Spend time one-on-one with TACC's Life Sciences Computing group discussing how to accelerate your existing research or how to start a new project by beginning with the best computational practices. The skills developed from this institute are vast and can be applied to various other domain sciences.

Lonestar5 Status 27 June 2018

Posted by Mitchell Collins-Bailey on Jun 27, 2018 9:59:24 AM

Lonestar5 queues have been suspended and we are working on the networking problems at the moment. The system will be restored as soon as possible.

Updated on Jun 27, 2018 2:51:07 PM

Lonestar5 is back in production.


-TACC Team

Original Posting

Lonestar5 queues have been suspended and we are working on the networking problems at the moment. The system will be restored as soon as possible.

TACC Institute: Data Intensive Computing and Machine Learning

Posted by Jason Allison on Jun 27, 2018 11:32:41 AM

July 16th - 20th, 2018 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...

July 16th - 20th, 2018

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.

For more information and access to registration, please visit the following link:
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/education/institutes/data-intensive-computing-machine-learning