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A Bold New Vision For Tech Square

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

You may have seen or heard reference to this in other places, but I wanted to highlight some exciting things coming to Tech Square.

–Neil Bright

 

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2014/09/29/bold-new-vision-tech-square

Ron Hutchins is a man on a mission. He wants to raise the visibility of Information Technology on a university campus in ways we’ve seldom seen. Hutchins, Tech’s Associate Vice Provost for Research & Technology and Chief Technology Officer, is the visionary behind the plan to build a data center in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. He’s quick to point out though that the High Performance Computing Center is more than just a building to store equipment and disseminate data. Construction of the HPCC marks the beginning of a new phase in the expansion of Tech Square.

PACE quarterly maintenance – October ’14

Posted by on Thursday, 25 September, 2014

Hi everybody,

Our October maintenance window is rapidly approaching.  We’ll be back to the normal two day even this time around – Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22.

Major items this time around include the continued expansion of our DDN storage system.  This will complete the build out of the infrastructure portions of this storage system, allowing for the addition of another 600 disk drives as capacity is purchased by the faculty.

Also, we have identified a performance regression in the kernel deployed with RedHat 6.5.  With some assistance from one of our larger clusters, we have been testing an updated kernel that does not exhibit these performance problems, and will be rolling out the fix everywhere.  If you’ve noticed your codes taking longer to run since the maintenance in July, this is very likely the cause.

We will also be migrating components of our server infrastructure to RedHat 6.5.  This should not be a user visible event, but worth mentioning just in case.

Over the last few months, we’ve identified a few bad links in our network.  Fortunately, we have redundancy in place that allowed us to simply disable those links.  We will be taking corrective actions on these to bring those links back to full redundancy.

COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop in Atlanta, GA – Wednesday, 10/15

Posted by on Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

Dear Colleague,

You’re invited to a free workshop focusing on the simulation
capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics(R). This event will take place
on Wednesday, October 15th in Atlanta, GA. All attendees will receive
a free two-week trial of the software.

During the workshop you will:
– Learn the fundamental modeling steps in COMSOL Multiphysics
– Set up and solve a simulation through a hands-on exercise
– Learn about the capabilities of COMSOL within your application area

*Please choose the session most convenient to you as both
workshops are identical.

AM Session:
9:00am – 10:30am An Overview of the Software
10:30am – 12:00pm Hands-on Tutorial

PM Session:
1:00pm – 2:30pm An Overview of the Software
2:30pm – 4:00pm Hands-on Tutorial

Event details and registration: http://comsol.com/c/1b8b

Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.