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HPC User Survey - Migrating to Eagle

March 11, 2019

To maximize impact, we would like to get input from the user community on a few questions.  Please take 5 minutes of your time to answer these 4 questions... Continue reading

April 1st System Time

March 11, 2019

Eagle's next system time will start April 1st. We will continue to schedule monthly system times for the first 6 months of Eagle as we work out bugs. This system time will be a multi-day system time where we will conduct facilities integration testing, facilities work to better insulate the system, and deploy minor compute node changes to improve node reliability. Continue reading

Avoiding password updating issues on the HPC systems

March 06, 2019

Avoiding password updating issues on the HPC systems:

General advice: Be diligent with using your password on the HPC systems correctly...

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Upcoming Training Workshops

March 06, 2019

Eagle uses the workload manager, Slurm. The HPC Operations team will be conducting a series of Slurm workshops to assist users in migrating from Peregrine's Torque/Moab to Eagle's Slurm. In addition to new system capabilities with Eagle, Slurm brings a host of new features and functionality that are worth taking some time to investigate. These workshops will assume basic familiarity with Eagle and Slurm as documented on the User Basics and Running Jobs pages of our website... Continue reading

Correction to New: Additional Office Hours

February 11, 2019

In light of the transition from Peregrine to Eagle, we would like to make additional office hours available for the next 3 months. Please feel free to drop in on the first Thursday of each month in the ESIF B211 Edison Conference Room and third Tuesday of each month in the ESIF A260 Hawthorne Conference Room. Continue reading

Training Workshop Materials and Information

February 11, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our transitioning workshop to help you migrate your projects to Eagle. If you would like to access the materials presented during these sessions, you can find them here: Continue reading

Globus Transfer

February 11, 2019

With the increase in Globus usage, we have noticed a number of issues slowing or stopping transfer progress. While Globus is great at transfer persistence through errors, and is typically a "set it and forget it" utility, it is generally a good idea to keep an eye on your progress using Globus Activity Monitor.

Recommendations for successful transfers are:

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Shared Project Directories

February 11, 2019

Eagle lustre /shared-projects directories are now available. Continue reading

Seminar: Quantum Computing and Q/A

February 11, 2019

Visitor's Center Auditorium at 11:30 a.m. on February 21st

Mark Woodyard, HPC Solutions Architect, Federal IBM Q Ambassador

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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