Phonopy 1.9.0.1


Phonopy 1.9.0.1 -- a set of tools for performing phonon calculations based on the supercell approach -- has been compiled and is now available for use from within a qlogin session.



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.


Need Help?


Use the template in ServiceDesk Plus Portal

Request Catalog
→ Research Computing
→ superior.research.mtu.edu

Using a brief but descriptive ISSUE TITLE, and including as much information as possible -- command sequence/work flow that is causing the issue, job ID, full path to the folder where the simulation was started from, as is error messages, screenshots, etc. -- will help diagnose and resolve the issue faster.


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.



NVIDIA rolls out second-generation Maxwell GPUs: http://t.co/Y2UZmzniTX @NVIDIA [via @insideHPC]



Why is it so hard to think about the brain? http://t.co/daHCR9LyzL http://t.co/OrSWgfmtY5 [via @DiscoverMag]



IBM Enterprise Cloud - Higher availability, greater security, faster deployment and massively lower cost: https://t.co/PO817FNkCz



Intel SDK for OpenCL applications, v2.0: https://t.co/hbP9KiZzSi @IntelSoftware @intel



Big Data and marketing personalization: http://t.co/r2rFPr4mV7 [via @eB2B_Cloud]



Starting IPython with the -pylab option imports many useful functions from SciPy, effectively flattening the namespace. [via @SciPyTip]



NCSA (@NCSAatIllinois) adds 20 PB to world’s largest file repository: http://t.co/AEkVW8tPhR [via @insideHPC]



Harvard University launches Education Research website, Useable Knowledge: http://t.co/qxwpxIx7iG



Visual Insights, A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data by Katy Börner and David E. Polley: http://t.co/PxBWth7Doy [via @Write4Research]



Business analytics reveals gold in Big Data: http://t.co/JKhfUjKyio [via @IBMSmrtrCmptng]



Putting Hadoop to work the right way: http://t.co/rBdfPmeO6k [via @insideBigData]



How sensors and cellphones are protecting sea turtle hatchlings: https://t.co/nWcpniUEwP http://t.co/BUi8Mo2e5A [via @IBMResearch]



DataScienceCentral Google app for mobile browsing: http://t.co/TTQbmCr8IK [via @AnalyticBridge]



Visualizing helium's interacting electrons: http://t.co/WqOhBJHxdb



The software behind @IBM's Watson to probe the mysteries of physics: http://t.co/n3Xqx0owrs [via @Forbes and @IBMPlatform]



Big Data boom and SQL's comeback: http://t.co/mvJ4WXBmLW [via @Forbes]



The Internet of Things grows as developers create solutions: http://t.co/WXRc58IX2e [vi a @IBMCloud]



SDSC joins Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program w/ a focus on molecular dynamics, neuroscience and life sciences: http://t.co/aA9lBQFx48