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HPC Cluster Outage: November 26, 2019

Security updates should take 4 hours or less and will begin on Tuesday, November 26.
   October 30, 2019

The Information Technology Services Networking team plans to install security software updates to the HPC environment shortly before the Thanksgiving break. The update will require an outage in the HPC cluster environment. The process should take 4 hours or less and will begin on Tuesday, November 26, at 8 a.m., and is expected to end by noon. During this...

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HPC upgrades increase speed and capacity

Users enjoy faster, more robust high-performance computing
   September 3, 2019

This past summer, University Research Computing and ITS teams worked to overhaul the HPC environment. As a result of extensive upgrades, users of high-performance computing at UNC Charlotte are experiencing faster computing and increased capacity for storage.

About the Upgrades...

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HPC Back Online!

All clusters are back online and ready to be used
   August 12, 2019

All clusters are back online and ready to be used; however, due to the high volume of data, some data is still being migrated. Our team will be emailing you today if your data is still in transition.

Thank you for your patience over the last ten days. We are excited about the new environment and the...

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Reminder: HPC Outage July 29-Aug 10

Reminder: HPC Outage July 29-Aug 10
   July 17, 2019

An overhaul of the HPC network and storage environments and the creation of a high-speed data transfer node will cause an HPC cluster outage in the coming weeks. The HPC cluster outage will begin on Monday, July 29, at 8 a.m. and is expected to end at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10. During this outage, all URC clusters—Copperhead, Sidewinder, Taipan, Steelhead, Hammerhead, and...

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HPC Cluster Outage: Summer 2019

HPC Cluster Outage: Summer 2019
   May 28, 2019

An overhaul of the HPC network and storage environments and the creation of a high-speed data transfer node will cause an HPC cluster outage this summer. The HPC cluster outage will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 29, and is expected to end at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10. During this outage, all URC clusters—Copperhead, Sidewinder, Taipan, Steelhead,...

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HPC Cluster Outage: March 4-7, 2019

   February 26, 2019

HPC Cluster Users:

A cluster outage has been scheduled for the week of Spring Break. It will begin at 8am on Monday March 4th and end at 5pm on Thursday, March 7th to complete a number of...

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URC Cluster Outage: March 7-8, 2018

   March 7, 2018

URC Cluster Users:

In order to upgrade the Lustre Parallel Filesystem and apply required system patches to the Lustre and NFS storage servers, we are scheduling a full HPC cluster outage for March 7th and 8th. This outage will impact Copperhead, Steelhead, Hammerhead, Sidewinder, Cobra, Python and Taipan. All running jobs will be deleted at 6am on March 7th and...

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COPPERHEAD CLUSTER ANNOUNCEMENT

   August 2, 2016

HPC Cluster Users:

This message is to announce the availability of a new cluster, Copperhead, which is available for use in any faculty sponsored research project.

Copperhead contains 68 compute nodes with a total of 1088 computing cores.  Four of these nodes also contain an NVidia Tesla K80 GPU accelerator. Each of the compute nodes includes 128 GBs of RAM and...

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