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New Nvidia V100 GPU and CUDA 10.2 available on the cluster

A total of ten modern Nvidia V100 GPU and two Nividia K40 GPU is currently available on the cluster.
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R 3.6.2 installed on cluster

R 3.6.2, released on 12th December 2019, has been installed (with Intel optimisations) on the cluster.
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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2019 Update 3

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2019 Update 3 has been installed on the cluster. This is the recommended Intel toolset for new projects and supersedes the 2019.0 version.
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Jupyter notebooks on the cluster

A new guide for running remote Jupyter notebooks (Python, R and Julia) on the cluster has been added to the Gitlab "cluster-examples" repository.
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R 3.5.1 installed

An Intel-optimised R (v3.5.1) has been installed on the cluster.
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Mattermost (Slack-alternative) service established

A Slack-like team communication tool has been set up.
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Intel Tools update (2019.0)

The latest release of the Intel Parallel Studio XE tools has been installed.
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New QOSs added to SLURM

Two new QOSs have been added to the SLURM configuration: "priority" and "standby".
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GNU Parallel installed on cluster

GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers.
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Interactive SLURM monitoring dashboards

A set of interactive SLURM monitoring dashboards are available for the PIK Cluster.
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R 3.4.4 optimized build available on the Cluster

R 3.4.4 released on March 15, 2018, has now been built with the newest Intel compilers, MKL libraries and most optimizations for our Cluster hardware.
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HPC compressed streaming IO libraries

Due to the rapid growth of ETL type of jobs on the cluster, it is now equipped with the state-of-the-art compressed streaming libraries.
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New Intel Distribution for Python 2018.2

Intel has released updated Python packages for the Anaconda channels matching 2018 update 2. The cluster modules for Anaconda 5.0 have new environments that reflect this.
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Minimizing job wait times and getting more done on the cluster

When the cluster load is high (90-100%) – you are in competition with other users waiting in the job queue. Users who follow the practices outlined here will be able to minimize their wait times and get more work done.
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New broadwell hardware partition on PIK cluster

As we bring the 48 new machines representing ~30% extension of the PIK Cluster capacity in production, this news item compiles configuration options and other things to keep in mind when preparing jobs to run on the new SLURM broadwell partition.
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Cluster Update January 2018 notes

A large number of updates have been carried out by the IBM/Lenovo and the PIK HPC team together with the installation of 48 new compute nodes available in the hardware partition called “broadwell”. This article will continue to be updated as new software packages are installed and users send in new issue reports. You may want to check back occasionally especially during January-February 2018 time-frame as it continues to be updated.
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Anaconda 5.0 with Intel Distribution for Python

The new Anaconda distribution 5.0 based on the October 24 release is available on the PIK cluster. The previous anaconda environments remain fully functional and this change requires no additional actions from users using specific earlier versions of anaconda distributions.
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Add-on "Send as PDF" in PIK Web Portal available

An open source product for Plone to download or email a page seen by the user as a PDF file.
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Introduction to Gitlab slides online

Slides from 21st March 2017 presentation on GitLab at PIK.
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Cluster update: new software and known issues

Please check here for current known software issues following the cluster update.
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Bibliography folder available

Bibliography folder enables handling of references to (scientific) publications in Plone.
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Anaconda Python upgraded to 4.2.0

In parallel to the existing v2.3.0 of the Anaconda Python distribution, we have installed v4.2.0.
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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 installed.

The latest Intel Parallel Studio Cluster Edition (2017) has been installed.
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Eduroam WiFi network available

A couple of weeks ago PIK joined the world-wide eduroam wifi network infrastructure.
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GitLab service available

GitLab, a web-based git repository hosting service, is now available at PIK.
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