FSU Research Computing Center March Newsletter

eNewsletter - March, 2018

New storage system arriving in March

Our new parallel filesystem, GPFS, is almost ready for production.  This new system will replace our Lustre and Panasas filesystems.  In the coming weeks, we will publish instructions for how to migrate your home directories to GPFS.  We will also begin reaching out to research groups who have purchased shared space on the system in order to coordinate transfers.

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Upcoming Workshops: Globus and GPU/CUDA

We have two free, interactive workshops coming up: Data transfer with Globus (March 28), and GPU Programming with CUDA (April 4).  You can view details and register for these at the FSU Calendar:

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Spotlight: A Statistical Look at Haromony in Music

FSU College of Music alumnus Daniel Tompkins used RCC resources to analyze thousands of digital music scores to discover new musical insights. Daniel hopes his research--which focused on the harmonies in songs and chords--will allow others to use his methodology to analyze more musical eras and genres.

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Containers on the HPC: Singularity and Docker

Announcing a new way to use software on the HPC: containers.  The HPC now supports running Docker containers via a tool called Singularity.  This allows you to take better control of your runtime environments and make your HPC workflows portable.

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Updates on Data Center Reliability

As part of our ongoing Data Center Reliability project, we have moved almost all of our infrastructure to the Sliger facility in Innovation Park.  We appreciate your patience for any intermittent downtime that these upgrades have required.  The project is nearing completion, and we will post a comprehensive update once it is finished.

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