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GitHub Enterprise Maintenance 02/05/2019

On Thursday 02/05/2019 at 10:00 the GitHub Enterprise instance will be taken down for maintenance to increase the disk capacity that contains user data as it is currently over 80% full.

in news, Apr 26, 2019

New high performance storage for scratch data

We are pleased to announce a new scratch storage array that is based on fast NvME based hardware. This will hopefully make I/O related tasks much faster

in news, Mar 20, 2019

NAG Fortran compiler available on Apocrita for SEF

We have installed the NAG Fortran compiler on Apocrita for use by researchers from the School of Economics and Finance. In this post we look at how to access the compiler, why we may want to use it, and what we have to pay special attention to.

in news, Mar 18, 2019

Modules Update March 2019

Since the last update (on 29/11/2018), we have updated the following module files:

in modules, Mar 11, 2019

GitHub Enterprise Upgrade 2.16

On Wednesday 2019-02-20 at 14:00 we will be applying an upgrade to our GitHub Enterprise instance to version 2.16.2, which includes bug fixes and the latest security updates.

in news, Feb 14, 2019

Sizing your Apocrita jobs for quicker results

At any one time, a typical HPC cluster is usually full. This is not such a bad thing, since it means the substantial investment is working hard for the money, rather than sitting idle. A less ideal situation is having to wait too long to get your research results. However, jobs are constantly starting and finishing, and many new jobs...

in tutorial, Jan 28, 2019

Update of environment modules to version 4.2.1

We have deployed the latest version of Environment Modules (4.2.1) across the cluster on all frontend and compute nodes.

in modules, Jan 18, 2019

Using Ford to document Fortran programs

Ford is a tool which can help document Fortran source code. Here we show how to use Ford and the value of automatic documentation generation.

in rse, Dec 19, 2018

Performance testing with NVMe storage and Spectrum Scale 5

We have recently procured 120TB of NVMe based SSD storage from E8 Storage for the Apocrita HPC Cluster. The plan is to deploy this to replace our oldest and slowest provision of scratch storage.

in article, Dec 19, 2018

ppc64le own modules

You may now load private ppc64le modules after loading the use.own module on nodes with POWER9 processors. Private modules must be placed in the directory ${HOME}/privatemodules_ppc64le, which will be created if it does not exist upon loading the use.own module.

in modules, Dec 12, 2018