MCSR Parallel-O-Gram

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

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 […]

Abaqus 6.12-1

Posted on: May 25th, 2012 by Brian Hopkins

There is a new version of Abaqus, v. 6.12-1, available. The UM license server for Abaqus has been updated, and Abaqus itself has been upgraded on sequoia. An example PBS script for running Abaqus on sequoia is located on sequoia in /home/bwhopkin/sample_jobs/sequoia_abaqus_example/6.12 The UM concurrent-usage license allows Abaqus to be installed on any UM-owned computer. […]

MATLAB Reactivation Procedure

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by bnpharr

The University has renewed the campus MATLAB license. All users of the MATLAB campus license will need to reactivate your MATLAB installation to use the new license unless you installed after April 1st, 2012. To reactivate your current Windows or Mac OS X installation: start MATLAB, then choose Help->Licensing->Update Current Licenses. Choose “License 585993: Total […]

Ignore MATLAB Expiration Notices

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by Brian Hopkins

If you’ve been using MATLAB under the University of Mississippi’s Total Academic Headcount license (ie, if you obtained MATLAB by following the instructions in the MyOleMiss portal), you’ve likely been seeing a warning that the current license will expire at the end of March. While technically true, this is a bit misleading, and there is […]

Spring 2012 Workshops

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by bnpharr

MCSR has scheduled the following workshops for this semester: Introduction to UNIX – Part 1, Thursday, February 9th, 3pm, Weir 107 Introduction to UNIX – Part 2, Thursday, February 16th, 3pm, Weir 107 Programming in Python for Beginners, Thursday, March 1st, 3pm, Weir 107 Version Control with Subversion, Wednesday, March 7th, 3pm, Weir 107 Introduction […]

Redwood Down

Posted on: December 17th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

Redwood, MCSR’s SGI Altix 3700 supercomputer, is down today. We will inform you when the problem has been identified and solved and the system is available for use.

Sequoia Key Change

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

While adding nodes yesterday, we were forced to regenerate RSA keys for sequoia (both the head node and all of its compute nodes). If you’ve been getting error messages like this: IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY! Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)! It is also possible that […]

Sequoia Upgrade Tomorrow

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

Sequoia, MCSR’s Altix XE Infiniband cluster, will be unreachable tomorrow as we add compute nodes. We expect to return the cluster to production by midday Thursday.

MCSR Welcomes Ben Pharr

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by Brian Hopkins

As of this October 17th, MCSR has a new High Performance Computing Specialist, Ben Pharr. Ben holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Ole Miss, and is currently working on his PhD. He has taught several classes in the Computer Science department as a graduate instructor. He has been using Linux and UNIX […]