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- Nov 25th 2014:
- Nov 19th 2014:
- Oct 21 2014:
- Sep 22nd 2014:
- Twelve new compute nodes (64c/256GB) have been acquired to upgrade Hydra's hardware.
- Hydra's software will be updated (to Rocks 6.1.X) and Lattice will be merged with Hydra.
- Upgrade plans for FY2015 are more compute nodes and a new NetApp filer to double disk capacity and improve I/O throughput.
- Mar 15th 2014:
- The OCIO/ORIS has purchased two new nodes with 24 cores and 504GB of memory each. They are currently configured as a separate machine, called Lattice.
- These nodes are intended for jobs that requires a lot of memory.
- Add'l information on Lattice is available here.
- Nov 1st 2013:
- The old compute nodes (4 cores/node, mostly in rack 0) will be decommissioned be over the next month or two;
- They will be replaced by a few new compute nodes with extra memory to accommodate large memory jobs (with a higher limit).
- Oct 2nd 2013:
mvapich2 v1.9 installed for PGI and GNU compilers (solves the zombie problem, but you must recompile your MPI/IB codes).
- Jul 11th 2013:
- New information on memory use:
- Updated disk space info
- Other updates/fixes
- Check here for past news.
- References to
hydra (publications, proposals, etc) should mention the cluster as
the Smithsonian Institution High Performance Cluster (SI/HPC).
The following primers
detail how to use the cluster:
- Error Messages
- Disk Use
- S/W packages
Contact me (at hpc@cfa
) to suggest/request other topics to cover or other questions to answer.
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- page created 12 Dec 2011