News Releases

Storage quotas and rates take effect July 1, 2018. PIs and projects over quota in $CENTER1 and $ARCHIVE need to reduce data volumes or contact RCS immediately. Inaction will result in project member inability to read or write data starting July 1, 2018.

October 1, 2018
Purpose The Computer System, Cluster and Networking Summer Institute (CSCNSI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a focused technical enrichment program for students currently engaged in computer science, computer engineering, or a similar major. CSCNSI program includes classroom, laboratory and professional development components. You will obtain a thorough introduction of the techniques and...
June 19, 2018
Sunday, August 5 (evening) - Friday, August 10 (evening) 2018 University of Oklahoma Norman campus Live onsite or remotely via videoconferencing! Registration https://ousurvey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efdHsmsQHfBkT1b Contact: Henry Neeman (hneeman@ou.edu) Details This is a great way to get better at a career in helping researchers use research computing. It's also a great way to meet a community...
January 3, 2018
Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2018 Available live in person and live via videoconferencing Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018)  1:30pmET/12:30pmCT/11:30amMT/10:30amPT/9:30amAT/8:30amHT Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus Live via videoconferencing worldwide (Details of both to be announced.) Registration is open! https://...
December 14, 2017
A computer named Chinook has made scientific calculation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks faster and more flexible while saving more than $100,000 a year in electricity. “Chinook is saving about $12,000 in electricity costs monthly compared to two years ago, and at the same time providing a more powerful high-performance computer system than the two it replaced,” said Gwen Bryson, manager of...
July 21, 2017
Recently, a chunk of ice the size of Delaware broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. With the help of Mellanox’s HPC, the University of Alaska is conducting fascinating work on ice sheets. Researchers from the Geophysical Institute, UAF, are studying the ice flow of the Greenland ice sheet and are on the fast track for credible modeling efforts that will help predict the future evolution of...
June 21, 2017
On July 17, 2017 our support contract for the PGI suite of compilers and tools will end. We have updated these compilers to the latest version currently available and these will be accessible to users after support ends. Due to the end of the license there will be no technical support from PGI and no future upgrades to the PGI compilers and tools. If you are interested in purchasing a license for...
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...
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 23, 2016
Four additional compute nodes have been added to the new Chinook cluster! The total node count is now up to 14, hosting a total of 336 cores. For more information regarding the Chinook cluster, view the High Performance Computing overview for RCS resources. To request an account on the Chinook cluster, please email uaf-rcs@alaska.edu.
November 9, 2015
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has launched a new unit, Research Computing Systems. The new unit will provide advanced computing, storage, data-sharing solutions and research information technology support to the University of Alaska research community and state of Alaska. Research Computing Systems will provide services similar to those offered by the former Arctic...