R 3.1.1 (Sock it to Me)


R 3.1.1 (Sock it to Me; Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



Data Center Switch Upgrade


Telcom will be upgrading the software on the data center switches, and as such, Superior will be inaccessible during 6-7 am on Thursday, July 17th 2014.

Running simulations will be unaffected.



Superior in review with insideHPC


insideHPC, a renowned platform that distils news and events in the world of HPC and presents them in bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness as a resource for supercomputing professionals, did an interview reviewing Superior's performance during the past year.

Read the complete interview here.



R 3.1.0 (Spring Dance)


R 3.1.0 (Spring Dance; Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



Quantum ESPRESSO 5.1


Quantum ESPRESSO 5.1 (Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and ensure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



CONVERGE 2.2.0 β


CONVERGE 2.2.0 β, a computational fluid dynamics software suite, has been installed and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers specifically licensed and authorized to use this software suite are strongly recommended to run test simulations to ensure reproducibility of results from elsewhere before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



CALYPSO 3.6


CALYPSO 3.6 has been compiled and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers specifically authorized to use this software suite are strongly encourage to run a test/example simulation with our installation and ensure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



VASP 5.3.5


VASP 5.3.5 (Release Notes) has been compiled and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers specifically authorized to use this software suite are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and ensure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.



MuSTI adds 64 more processors


Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI) has added four more CPU based compute nodes to Superior, forming musti.q (a higher priority queue for MuSTI researchers with a lower priority access to everyone else) and taking the overall compute capacity to nearly 31 TFLOPS.

Multi-scale technologies are those that bring together functional elements to form systems where the relative size of components within the system spans from the nano through the micro and into the macro domain. The systems focus of the MuSTI emphasizes the challenges associated with integrating technologies that have relative feature sizes orders of magnitude apart and operating characteristics that are size dependent. This presents many problems that must be addressed by interdisciplinary teams of researchers using specialized equipment.

Research focuses on engineered systems and components such as nanoelectronics, nanosensors and systems, and associated materials. MuSTI is home to interdisciplinary nano- and micro-technologies education programs -- such as an interdisciplinary minor in Nanoscale Science and Engineering. The establishment of MuSTI is based on Michigan Tech's focus on applied research, established practices of interdisciplinary research, capabilities in testing, and strong engineering and science programs.


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About Superior


Named after the greatest of the great lakes, Lake Superior, and built with Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1 (with CentOS 6.3), Superior is a central high performance computing cluster.

It is used for a variety of research projects including the ones that involve confidential and sponsored data.

It has 1 front end, 2 login nodes, one 48 TB RAID60 NAS node (with 33 TB usable space), 88 CPU compute nodes [each having 16 CPU cores (Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 2.60 GHz) and 64 GB RAM] and 5 GPU compute nodes [each having 16 CPU cores (Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 2.60 GHz), 64 GB RAM and 4 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs].

A gigabit ethernet backend network serves the administrative needs of this cluster, and a 56 Gb/s InfiniBand network serves its computing needs.



About Rocks


Rocks Cluster Distribution Originally started by National Partnership for Advanced Computing Infrastructure and San Diego Supercomputer Center and called NPACI Rocks, Rocks Cluster Distribution is aimed at making every aspect (deploy, manage, upgrade and scale) of high performance computing clusters easy.

National Science Foundation Rocks is supported by the National Science Foundation, under grants OCI-0721623 and OCI-1032778.



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