MCSR Parallel-O-Gram

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

Archive for July, 2011

Gaussian Permission Problems

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

Post-upgrade, we’re aware that some users are having problems with Gaussian on some nodes. This is due to a system problem related to forwarding your user login credentials to the compute nodes. We are working on it and will advise the user community when the problem has been solved. UPDATE: These problems have been resolved. […]

Queue Structures

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

This upgrade necessitated some changes to the sequoia queue structure. The new queues are: MCSR-1N: for all 1 node jobs. MCSR-2N: for 2-node jobs that can run on the older nodes. MCSR-4N: for multinode (up to 4) jobs to run on the newer nodes. ADF: for jobs using the ADF package, which is node-locked to […]

Hardware Details

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

During the outage, 38 new nodes were installed. Each node contains two six-core Intel Xeon x5650 (“Westmere”) processors, 36 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 2TB internal SATA hard drive, and a QDR Infiniband network card. This increases the total number of compute cores in sequoia from 368 to 824. In addition, users should find the […]

Sequoia Reopened

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

After extended hardware and software work, sequoia is now open with 824 total compute cores. All jobs running or queued at the time of the outage were purged to accommodate major version upgrades of the operating system and of PBS. Users will need to log in and resubmit all jobs. Check for further information […]