News Releases

February 2, 2017
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Alaska Fairbanks is offering an in-depth introduction to the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) this Spring. Cost: $15 Dates: April 17-21, 2017 Time: 6-7 PM Location: UAF Campus, O'Neill 214 Have you ever wondered why anyone would want to use a command line interface? Do you find yourself frequently in need of cyber voodoo: to assist in...
February 1, 2017
UAF's new HPC cluster, chinook.alaska.edu, will be offline for the week of February 6-10, 2017. During this time RCS will expand the cluster from 912 to 1,892 cores and increase the interconnect speeds from 40 Gb/s up to 100 Gb/s with the deployment of: 6 racks with ISObases, PDUs, & XDVs 1 Relion 2900 head node 2 Relion 1900v2 login nodes + 2 legacy login nodes 35 Relion 1900v2...
December 21, 2016
Research Computing Systems provides advanced computing, storage, data sharing solutions and research IT support to University of Alaska (UA) research communities, collaborators, and supporters. As System Support Specialist, you will consult with researchers, introduce systems to new users, manage software and compiler licenses, and support Linux system troubleshooting and maintenance. If you or...
December 15, 2016
XSEDE is a single, virtual cyberinfrastructure that scientists use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. A detailed list of available computing resources is available at https://portal.xsede.org/web/guest/resources/overviewand. XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The submission period is...
December 15, 2016
Research Computing Systems will be relocating Linux workstations from 234 Duckering to 004 West Ridge Research Building on Dec. 20, 2016. The systems will be powered down at 10:30 AM AKST on December 20 and may be inaccessible for up to two days. Users who need in-person access after December 21, 2016, should email uaf-rcs@alaska.edu with your UA username and ID to request access to WRRB 004...
November 11, 2016
The software stack on fish.arsc.edu will be frozen and no new projects or user accounts will be created on the system after January 1, 2017. Existing users will retain their access to Fish and be able to log in and submit jobs as normal. Fish is approaching end-of-life and will be retired from service on June 30, 2017. Users are encouraged to migrate to chinook.alaska.edu. If you are the...
November 11, 2016
The Pacman standard_16, shared, and debug queues will be retired from service on January 16, 2017. Pacman is over five years old and is past end-of-life. Users are encouraged to migrate to the new HPC cluster, Chinook. If you are the Principal Investigator of a project and want to have an account created on Chinook, please email uaf-rcs@alaska.edu with your request, your project ID, and the...
August 18, 2016
On August 31, 2016, the Pacman 12-core and bigmem queues will be retired from service. Pacman is over five years old and is past end-of-life. Users are encouraged to migrate to the new HPC cluster, Chinook. If you are the Principal Investigator of a project and want to have an account created on Chinook, please email uaf-rcs@alaska.edu with your request, your project ID, and the members you...
June 23, 2016
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a two-year grant for an energy-efficient, high-performance computing cluster. The new Penguin Computing cluster was launched in January 2016 and has been incrementally expanding since. The new cluster was named Chinook in honor of deceased UAF colleague Kevin Engle, who was known for his passion for salmon and Alaska. Chinook is a Linux condo...
March 24, 2016
This is a reminder of the pacman "standard_4" queue retirement scheduled for March 31, 2016. The remaining 4-core nodes will be powered off on March 31. Users currently utilizing the pacman "standard_4" queue are encouraged to move their computational work to the remaining queues on pacman, fish, or the new Chinook cluster. Chinook is currently hosting 336 cores and is an energy efficient linux...