UNC Charlotte names new Director of Research Computing

   October 6, 2020
Dr. Chris Maher to lead URC, HPC efforts

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Bolstered HPC expected with 2020 upgrades

June-October updates to produce faster, more powerful teaching, research clusters
   May 18, 2020

This summer and fall, the three-person University Research Computing (URC) group will phase-in significant upgrades to the education and research clusters of the High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.

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Updated: Change to off-campus access

Updated: Change to off-campus access
   April 14, 2020
Beginning May 19, HPC users who are off-site will connect to the VPN before using SSH to connect to

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Change to Off-Campus access to the URC HPC Environment

Change to Off-Campus access to the URC HPC Environment
   March 9, 2020

Change to Off-Campus access to the URC HPC Environment

Users who log in to the URC High Performance Computing Environment (HPC) currently use Secure Shell (SSH) to connect to directly. Unfortunately, SSH is a frequent target for hackers to attempt unauthorized access to resources.


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Software updates to take HPC environment offline March 4

The process will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, and should take less than 8 hours.
   February 12, 2020

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, the Networking team will install software security updates to the HPC environment. The spring break updates will require an outage in the HPC cluster environment expected to take 8 hours or less. During the updates, all URC clusters—Copperhead, Sidewinder, Taipan, Steelhead, Hammerhead, and Titan—will be unavailable. ...

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Expert group assembled to advise HPC

Four doctors serve as primary liaisons for colleges
   December 20, 2019

The newly-established University Research Computing Advisory Group provides URC staff with faculty input on the high-performance computing environment. Members represent each college that heavily uses the HPC: 

  • Belk College of Business
  • ...

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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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