R Updates: June 17, 2020During the June maintenance, we made changes to R which will affect how your R programs run on Rivanna. A brief description of the changes is as follows:
Rivanna Maintenance: June 17, 2020Rivanna will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, June 17, beginning at 6 a.m.
You may continue to submit jobs until the maintenance period begins, but if the system determines your job will not have time to finish, it will not start until Rivanna is returned to service.
RC Acquires New Accounting Management Software for RivannaResearch Computing will be activating a new accounting management package for Rivanna on June 17, 2020. The software was purchased from Adaptive Computing, which specializes in advanced management applications for high-performance systems. Rivanna users can expect to see more accurate reporting on their Service Unit (SU) balances and burn rates. Information on usage by individual members of an allocation group will also be available. Commands such as allocations will remain but will reflect the new accounting. Users should be aware that the new accounting system implements “liens” on running jobs, and that the SUs requested for each job will be held in a reserved pool until the job completes.
Rivanna Software Updates: March 11, 2020The Rivanna maintenance has been completed on March 11 and the system is back in service. The following software modules have been removed from Rivanna during the maintenance period. Please use the suggested newer versions: gcc/5.4.0 & toolchains -> 7.1.0 All modules that depend on gcc/5.4.0 are now available under gcc/7.1.0. The only exception is cushaw3/3.0.3. Please contact us if you need to use it. pgi/19.7 & toolchains -> 19.10 All modules that depend on pgi/19.7 are now available under pgi/19.10. anaconda/5.2.0-py2.7 -> 2019.10-py2.7 All modules that depend on anaconda/5.2.0-py2.7 are now available under anaconda/2019.
Rivanna Maintenance: March 11, 2020Rivanna will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 6 a.m. You may continue to submit jobs until the maintenance period begins, but if the system determines your job will not have time to finish, it will not start until Rivanna is returned to service. Rivanna is expected to return to service later in the day. The following software modules will be removed from Rivanna during the maintenance period (please use the suggested newer versions): gcc/5.4.0 & toolchains -> 7.1.0 All modules that depend on gcc/5.4.0 will be available under gcc/7.1.0. The only exception is cushaw3/3.
Rivanna Maintenance: December 18, 2020Rivanna will be taken down for routine maintenance on Wednesday, December 18, beginning at 6 a.m. You may continue to submit jobs until the maintenance period begins, but if the system determines your job will not have time to finish, it will not start until Rivanna is returned to service. Rivanna is expected to return to service by 6 a.m. on Thursday, December 19.
JIRA Downtime: December 13, 2020The JIRA ticketing system will be taken offline on Friday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. while our system engineers continue the process of migrating the ticketing system from a local environment to the cloud. Please avoid submitting requests during this period if possible. Although moving to a cloud-based ticketing system will improve the speed and efficiency of our customer service in the long run, in the short-term it may cause disruptions for some users. If you are unable to login to JIRA after the migration is completed, you will need to change your password using your UVA e-mail address.
`/scratch` Policy EnforcementRC system engineers will begin actively clearing /scratch files more than 90 days old beginning 10/14/2019. /scratch is intended as a temporary work directory (90 days maximum). It is not backed up and needs to be purged periodically in order to maintain a stable HPC environment. We encourage users to back up their important data. RC offers several low-cost storage options to researchers. For more information about research computing storage options: Visit our Storage Overview page. Learn more about specific storage features of Rivanna HPC.
Important Notes from the 17 September Rivanna MaintenanceLearn about recent changes implemented during the Sept. 17, 2019 maintenance.
Fall 2019 Workshop SeriesRC staff are teaching a series of free hands-on workshops this fall that are open to all UVA researchers. Space is limited, so register today! Topics include: Image Processing with Fiji/ImageJ (Sept 11) MATLAB Fundamentals (Sept 12) Programming in MATLAB (Sept 19) Optimizing R Code (Sept 24) Parallel Computing in MATLAB (Sept 26) Introduction to Parallel R (Oct 1) Machine Learning with MATLAB (Oct 3) Automation of Image Processing with Fiji/ImageJ (Oct 9) Imagining Data Mangement with OMERO (Oct 16) Deep Learning with MATLAB (Oct 17) Moving R Programs to Rivanna (Oct 17) Browse Workshops
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