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E-Newsletter/Blog of the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research

MCSR Spring Workshops

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by bnpharr

MCSR will once again offer technical workshops to assist our users and others in the University community in getting the most out of their computing resources. Each topic is offered twice each week. Direct any questions to Ben Pharr at bnpharr@olemiss.edu or 915-3036. Date Course 01/28 Introduction to the UNIX Command Line: Intro to using […]

Redwood and Catalpa

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by Brian Hopkins

Redwood, MCSR’s 8 year old SGI Altix 3700, is no longer accepting new jobs.  Jobs currently running on the system will be allowed to continue until the end of the year.  Users will need to offload data by mid-January when the machine will be shut down. This system has been very productive for researchers in […]

SPSS License Renewal for 2013

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s SPSS license has been renewed for the period 11/1/13 — 10/31/14. If you have previously installed SPSS and would like to continue using it on or after 11/1/13, you will need to reactivate the software using the new year’s license code. The code and instructions for the reactivation process can be […]

Mathematica Seminar, 10/10/13

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by Brian Hopkins

On Thursday, 10 October 2013 Troy Schaudt of Wolfram will visit UM to give a presentation on the new features of Mathematica 9. The session will be held in Weir 107 starting at 9AM on 10/10/13. Live and delayed webcasts will be available as well. Please check back in this space for more details.

Sequoia Update

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Brian Hopkins

Sequoia was scheduled for a major maintenance cycle last week. We intended to take the machine down first thing Monday, 19 Aug 13, and perform some hardware repairs and a major cluster-wide OS upgrade. On Sunday, 18 Aug 13, the disk array holding the /ptmp space on sequoia (as well as the /hpc_ptmp space on […]

MCSR Fall Workshops

Posted on: August 26th, 2013 by bnpharr

MCSR will once again offer technical workshops to assist our users and others in the University community in getting the most out of their computing resources. Each topic is offered twice each week. Direct any questions to Ben Pharr at bnpharr@olemiss.edu or 915-3036. 08/28 Introduction to the UNIX Command Line: Intro to using the Unix/Linux […]

Sequoia Maintenance Downtime, 8/19/13 — 8/23/13

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Brian Hopkins

Sequoia will undergo a major software upgrade the week of 8/19/2013.  Jobs will be stopped and user accounts locked at 7AM on 8/19.  Users account will be reopened no later than 4PM on 8/23.  Users with critical needs during this time are encouraged to contact MCSR staff at assist@mcsr.olemiss.edu; there may be a few things […]

MATLAB 2012b Released

Posted on: September 12th, 2012 by Brian Hopkins

MATLAB 2012b has been released. For standalone users (that is, most individual faculty, staff and students who are installing MATLAB on their personal or work computers), the Activation Key needed to install the new version is unchanged. Thus, the installation instructions in my.olemiss.edu are current and correct. The license server for lab installations has been […]

Fall 2012 Workshops

Posted on: August 31st, 2012 by bnpharr

This semester MCSR will offer several workshops on the University of Mississippi campus to help train users to utilize the servers and software we administrate. Each workshop will be offered twice during a single week, on Wednesday and Thursday at 3pm. Each workshop will be approximately one hour long. With one noted exception, all workshops […]

Sequoia Reopened; Important Filesystem Changes

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by Brian Hopkins

Sequoia, MCSR’s Altix XE Infiniband Cluster, is back in service and available to users.  During the outage, several changes were made to the system: 1.  26 new nodes were added, bringing the total cluster to 124 compute nodes and 1304 compute cores. 2.  The /ptmp filesystem where most users do their work was moved to […]