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Eagle Logins are Ready

January 04, 2019

All users with Peregrine access will have access to Eagle when it becomes available on January 7th. Users are encouraged to attend one of the workshops listed below. Continue reading

Upcoming HPC User Workshops to Facilitate the Transition to Eagle

January 04, 2019

To assist users with the transition from Peregrine to Eagle, HPC System and Operations will be conducting several workshops in January.  The following topics will be addressed:

  • Accessing the system
  • Accounting/allocation management
  • Submitting jobs
  • Moving data to Eagle
  • Opportunity for attendees to ask questions

For the dates/time/locations and to register/add to the calendar (read on)...

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Gyrfalcon (Mass Storage System) System Time

January 04, 2019

MSS will be unavailable on January 21, 2019 and will return to service early on January 22, 2019. Continue reading

Peregrine System Time January 21, 2019 and downsizing on January 7th, 2019. Peregrine will be retired July 2019.

January 04, 2019

  • We will be turning off approximately half of the computing capacity of Peregrine on January 7th at 1:00pm. This will effectively remove the "batch" queue. Please plan to transition to the "batch-h" queue.
  • Peregrine will be unavailable on January 21, 2019 to allow removal of the end-of-life nodes from the job scheduling software.  The number of nodes available in the "short" and "debug" queue may change after this system time.  Peregrine will return to service early on January 22, 2019.
  • Peregrine will be retired from service at the end of July 2019.
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Eagle General Availability: January 2019

December 07, 2018

All users who currently can log in to Peregrine will be able to log in to Eagle starting in January. Continue reading

Migrating from Peregrine to Eagle: FAQ

December 07, 2018

HPC Operations has started to draft a Frequently Asked Questions about moving from Peregrine to Eagle. While the systems are similar, there are some important differences to be aware of.

Please take the time to look at the Eagle FAQ page on our NREL HPC Community Wiki. Continue reading

New Project Allocations Starting in 2019

December 07, 2018

New Project Allocations Starting in 2019 Will Run Exclusively on Eagle Continue reading

Performance comparison between Peregrine and Eagle

November 09, 2018

NREL’s new Eagle supercomputer has a peak performance of 8 PetaFLOPS, or about 3.5 times that of Peregrine. As has been noted, peak performance doesn’t always translate to actual gains that applications can attain. Continue reading

Eagle Status

November 09, 2018

Eagle has been installed and has passed acceptance testing. Acceptance testing demonstrates the functionality, performance, and stability of a system. NREL now officially owns the hardware. CSC's next step is to customize the system to prepare it for users. Continue reading

New command to monitor allocation use: hours_report

November 09, 2018

Historically, alloc_tracker has been used to monitor node-hour use on Peregrine. A new command, hours_report, replaces alloc_tracker for the 2019 allocation cycle and includes usage from both Peregrine and Eagle. Usage is reported using the new NREL HPC Hour standard. Continue reading