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New cluster announcement

We are pleased to announce that the new cluster is available for general use. This has been a large project, involving the following:

  • Upgraded storage - new storage controllers and extra 1PB of storage
  • Cluster Operating System upgrade - now running CentOS7.3
  • Job scheduler upgrade - now running Univa Grid Engine 8.5.1 -
  • Application rebuilds for CentOS7
  • New nxv nodes- including infiniband-connected nodes for parallel jobs
  • GPU nodes- 4 new nxg nodes with Nvidia Tesla K80 for gaining substantial performance increase from gpu-enabled applications
  • Singularity containers - utilise Linux containers to encapsulate your software for portable and reproducible science
  • Documentation site rewrite
  • Stats site has been written for the new cluster.