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2016-09-06: Maintenance on the /pfs/nobackup filesystem, Abisko will be stopped.

  • Posted on: 12 September 2016
  • By: bbrydsoe

On September 6th between 08:00 and 17:00 we will perform some necessary software updates of the servers that deliver the /pfs/nobackup file system.

This means that the batch nodes of Abisko must be drained of jobs and the file system unmounted on all nodes, including the login node.

During days leading up to the maintenance window, the system will only accept to run shorter and shorter jobs. It is therefore benficial to submit jobs with short runtimes. 

AFS problems

  • Posted on: 18 August 2016
  • By: admin

We are experiencing some problems with one of the AFS-servers. We are working on it and hopefully it should be back online soon. 

As a security measurment we have stopped the batch queue (no new jobs will start). The queue will be restored as soon as the AFS server is back online.

Abisko down due to major power failure in Umeå (power and /pfs/nobackup are now back)

  • Posted on: 18 August 2016
  • By: admin

The batch nodes of Abisko is currently down due to a major power failure in Umeå.

The lightning looks to have caused a short-circuit in one of the circuit breakers feeding Abisko.

(To give the electricans a better chance to solve the problem, all power feeds are kept off for the time being, so Abisko is currently completely without power.)

We are currently waiting for electricians to arrive on site.

PRACE Scientific Seminar - HPC Boosts Science

  • Posted on: 29 April 2016
  • By: admin

You are welcome to join the PRACE Scientific Seminar - HPC Boosts Science on February 21-23, 2011, hosted by PDC in Stockholm.

The seminar aims to address questions essential to scientists from the user's  point of view rather than from that of HPC experts.

During the seminar, prominent researchers from a wide range of scientific communities will present their achievements and give their opinions on the current and future trends of HPC.

For registration and more information please visit
www. prace-project.eu/events/pss2011

Course: An Overview of OpenMP, 2016-04-20

  • Posted on: 29 April 2016
  • By: admin

An Overview of OpenMP

The purpose of this half-day course is to give a short overview of the most important aspects of OpenMP, v. 2.5.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Parallel for loops
  • Reduction
  • Mutual exclusion (locks, barriers)
  • Variables (private, shared, firstprivate)
  • Sections
  • Run-time library
  • Scheduling (static, ...)

Time and date: 20. April 2016, half-day day (9:00 - 12:00)

Location: MIT-Huset, room MA378

NLAFET: Postdoc & PhD positions in Parallel Computing for Extreme-Scale Systems

  • Posted on: 29 April 2016
  • By: admin

NLAFET: Postdoc & PhD positions in Parallel Computing for Extreme-Scale Systems

Department of Computing Science at Umea University, Sweden invites excellent candidates to apply for postdoctoral and PhD positions. The successful candidate(s) will join NLAFET, which is one of the high-profile extreme-scale computing projects funded by the European Commission within the recent FET-HPC call under Horizon 2020. NLAFET is coordinated by Umea University with international partners from INRIA (France), University of Manchester and STFC-RAL (UK).


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