Scratch Recovery with Globus

Globus is a simple, reliable, and fast way to access and move your research data between systems. Researchers can transfer data from their old scratch directories to new scratch via a single web interface - no software download or installation is necessary. Old scratch (/oldscratch) directories are now read-only. You will not be able to write new files to /oldscratch or copy files from /scratch to /oldscratch. Users who need help using Globus to transfer their /scratch files are invited to attend one of the following online tutorial sessions: Thursday, September 29 (2 to 4 p.m.) Friday, September 30 (10 to 11 a. Read more →

Virginia Women in HPC - Women in HPC & IT Leadership Roles

Topic: Women in HPC & IT Leadership Roles. When: October 12, 2022 01:00 PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada). Join us for our Fall community meeting to hear from female leaders in the HPC & IT field sharing challenges and successes experienced throughout their careers. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn about career strategies, share your experience, and contribute to our discussion of how the playing field may be leveled to offer equitable HPC & IT leadership opportunities for women and minorities. Attendees are invited to share their own experiences and engage with panelists during this interactive Q&A session. Read more →

ACCORD Community Meeting - August 5, 2022

When: Aug 5, 2022 11:00AM-3:00PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada) UVA is proud to sponsor a community meeting to discuss ACCORD, how far we have come and where we are headed. The event is all virtual, and you may attend any or all of the topics. Access the Event: Register for the Event Zoom Link You are welcome to invite colleagues to attend the Community Meeting, especially researchers who are new to ACCORD. Agenda 11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to ACCORD 11:10 – 12:00 Technical Overview of ACCORD 12:00 – 12:15 Break 12:15 – 12:45 Demo of ACCORD 12:45 – 1:30 Brown bag lunch with users sharing their experience 1:30 – 1:50 Breakout Room Topic Discussions Session 1 1:50 – 1:55 Switch Breakout Rooms 1:55 – 2:15 Breakout Room Topic Discussions Session 2 2:15 – 2:30 Break 2:30 – 3:00 Peek into the Future of ACCORD The same topics will be covered in the two breakout sessions so that you may attend two of the topics. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance: May 17, 2022

Rivanna will be down for maintenance on May 17, 2022 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. Users will not be able to access the Globus data transfer node (UVA Main-DTN) or Research Project storage during the maintenance period. All systems are expected to return to service by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE NOTES The operating system will be upgraded from CentOS 7.8 to 7. Read more →

Virginia Women in HPC - Panel Discussion, April 27

Please join us for a lively panel discussion of the high-performance computing infrastructure and support resources available to researchers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Panelists from Virginia’s top research universities will provide an overview of the user base at their home institutions and discuss strategies for helping researchers make better use of existing HPC resources. Attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences and engage with panelists during this interactive Q&A session. *Topic: High-performance Computing Resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia When: April 27, 2022 01:00 PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada) REGISTER NOW!   Featured panelists: Matthew Brown (VT) Read more →

Virginia Women in HPC - Research Highlights Event, Jan. 25

We are proud to announce the founding of Virginia’s first Women in High-Performance Computing (VA-WHPC) program. Join us for our first event of 2022: Female research leaders of the Commonwealth sharing and discussing how HPC has facilitated their scientific research and professional careers. Topic: How does HPC help with your scientific research – Faculty perspectives, Part II When: Jan 25, 2022 01:00 PM, Eastern Time (US and Canada) REGISTER NOW!   Our speakers: Anne Brown (VT) is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Science Informatics Consultant and Health Analytics Coordinator at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include utilizing computational modeling to answer biological questions and aid in drug discovery and the application of computational molecular modeling to elucidate the relationship between structure, function, and dynamics of biomolecules. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance: December 14, 2021

Rivanna and the Globus data transfer nodes (DTNs) will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 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. Users will be unable to transfer data using Globus during the maintenance period. Rivanna and the Globus DTNs are expected to return to service by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15. IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE NOTES New GPU We are pleased to announce the addition of DGX A100 GPU to the gpu partition. Read more →

Maintenance Day: October 12, 2021

The Globus data transfer nodes (DTNs) and Rivanna’s parallel nodes will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Users will be unable to transfer data using Globus or run parallel jobs on Rivanna during this period. All other systems and services—including storage—are expected to continue operating normally. IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE NOTES The following Rivanna software changes will be implemented during the maintenance period: IDL/8.4- replaced by 8.8 (8.7.2 still available) ANSYS default version changing from 2021r1 to 2021r2 Read more →

Breaking News: AlphaFold is now available on Rivanna!

We are pleased to announce that AlphaFold is now available on Rivanna! Here are some of our user’s first few protein structure prediction calculations on Rivanna.

Simple ZFc protein: Similar results for AlphaFold (brown) and I-TASSER (blue). (This figure was created with the RCSB Pairwise Structure Alignment tool.)

146PduD-linker-ZFc protein: AlphaFold’s (left) superior ability to predict secondary structure, a β-sheet in its green-yellow region, whereas I-TASSER (right) is not sufficiently refined to feature any β-strands. (This figure was created with NGL Viewer.) (Credits: David Bass and Prof. Keith Kozminski, Department of Biology) FAQ What is AlphaFold? AlphaFold is an AI for protein structure prediction developed by Google DeepMind.

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ITS home1 directories unavailable on Rivanna

ITS has completed phase 1 of its network reconfiguration and ITS NAS storage volumes have been remounted on Rivanna. RC managed Research Standard and Research Project storage are also fully available. ITS home1 directories, including /nv/t* mounts, remain unavailable on Rivanna. Users will still be able to mount ITS home1 storage to their local workstations and transfer their data via Globus and the UVA Main DTN. We regret the inconvenience. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance: June 15, 2021

Rivanna will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 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 Wednesday, June 16. IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE NOTES Globus Some Globus users may need to rebuild their shared connections after the maintenance period has ended. Users who require assistance with this task are invited to join us for office hours between 10 a. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance: Phase 1 Completed

Phase 1 of the maintenance period is now complete. Rivanna’s standard, GPU, largemem, and front-end nodes have been returned to service. Pending jobs that were submitted before the maintenance began need to be resubmitted. Rivanna’s parallel nodes will be released in phase 2 which we anticipate being finished by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance Update: 12/18/20, 02:30 pm EST

In order to expedite users’ access to the system, Rivanna will be returned to service in 2 separate phases: During phase 1, which is expected to be completed in fewer than 72 hours from now, the standard, GPU, largemem, and front-end nodes will be reactivated. Rivanna’s parallel nodes will be released in phase 2 which should be finished within the 72 hour timeframe. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance Extended

The maintenance period has been extended for another 72 hours minimum. We apologize for the inconvenience. Rivanna was expected to return to service on December 17, but ongoing electrical work in the data center and other obstacles have delayed our engineering team’s progress. We will send out an e-mail announcement as soon as the maintenance period ends. Updates will also be posted on our website. Read more →

Rivanna Maintenance: December 16-17, 2020

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. Read more →