PACE A Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment

November 30, 2010

DOE Graduate Fellowships available

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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Applications due Tue Jan 11 2011

We are pleased to inform you that the application is now open for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) at:

This is an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support along with outstanding benefits and opportunities while pursuing degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering.

Benefits of the Fellowship:

  • $36,000 yearly stipend
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • $5,000 academic allowance in first year
  • $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year
  • 12-week research practicum at a DOE Laboratory
  • Yearly conferences
  • Career, professional and leadership development
  • Renewable up to four years

Applications for the next class of fellows are due on Tue Jan 11 2011.

Your help in promoting the opportunity at your institution would be much appreciated. Please display or forward on the DOE CSGF poster for interested students:

For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit:

November 24, 2010

Availability of PACE staff during the break

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Starting at close of business today, PACE staff will be unavailable for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For normal issues, please continue to submit through the usual support channels, and we’ll address them next week.

If you have a dire emergency, please contact the OIT NOC.  I’ve included their availability announcement below.

Upcoming Other
-Wed 11/24 1700 – Mon 11/29 0630: Rich building closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. NOC will be unattended from early Thursday morning until noon Saturday and from 1900 Saturday until 0700 Sunday. Emergency contact number will be left on the NOC phone (404-894-4669).

November 23, 2010

partial outage of FoRCE, Joe and Atlantis clusters

Filed under: tech support,Uncategorized — admin @ 11:10 pm

The network switch that feeds most of the FoRCE cluster, and a few nodes of Atlantis and Joe exceeded its safe temperature threshold this afternoon and powered off.  If you have jobs running on any of the affected nodes, please check on them.

We have some temporary cooling measures in place now, and we’ll address the long term long term solution in the morning.

Affected nodes are:

  • FoRCE cluster – iw-h41-*
  • Atlantis cluster – iw-h41-31[g-j]
  • Joe cluster – joe99 – joe104

November 15, 2010

New Website Launched

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The Partnership for an Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) is excited to release a new website ( to better serve the Georgia Tech research community.

PACE is a partnership between Georgia Tech faculty and the Office of Information Technology focused on High Performance Computing (HPC).  Strong support from Georgia Tech’s senior leadership enables PACE to provide infrastructure, software, and dedicated technical services for participating researchers, allowing them to focus their HPC investments primarily on compute nodes and expanded storage.  In addition, all GT faculty can request access to the FoRCE Research Computing Environment which is a shared cluster that includes nodes, GPU’s, and high-speed scratch storage.  PACE provides faculty participants with a sustainable, leading-edge HPC infrastructure with technical support services. Thus allowing faculty to focus on research while reducing their direct cost for HPC equipment.

With these new efforts, PACE has launched a revamped web site aimed toward providing:

  • More technical information for current and future HPC users at Georgia Tech.
  • Detailed information for faculty/departments on how they can participate in the Partnership
  • General information for everyone on the HPC efforts and progress at Tech.

For more details about how to be a part of PACE, please read more about how you can participate.

We welcome your comments and feedback, please contact with any suggestions you may have.

November 9, 2010

NSF MRI solicitation posted

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For anybody that hasn’t seen it already, NSF has released their solicitation for this year’s MRI program.

As usual, GT may submit up to three proposals to the program, two for instrument acquisition and a third for instrument development.

This year, the NSF anticipates 175 awards in the range of $100k – $4M, with a total of $90M in anticipated funding for the program.  Proposals requesting greater than $1M will receive a higher degree of review, and compete for $35M of the $90M.

If you are planning a proposal with a computational component, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We can help with the configuration, equipment budget and facilities boilerplate.

November 5, 2010

LBNL postdoc fellowships available

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Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science

Applications due Fri Dec 3 2010


On behalf of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, I would like to let you know about a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates with Ph.D.s (or equivalent) who have backgrounds and research interests in any computer and computational science discipline.

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Computational Research Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory invite applications for the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computational Science.

The fellowship allows recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) to acquire further scientific training at one of the leading facilities

for scientific computing and to develop professional maturity for independent research.

We would appreciate your help in publicizing this opportunity and encouraging qualified individuals to apply.

Please feel free to forward this message to individuals you think may be interested in applying.

For more information, please visit:

For other currently available openings, please visit

Thank you in advance.


Marcia Ocon Leimer, SPHR (

Senior HR Division Partner,Computing Sciences & IT

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

(510) 495-2727 (voice)

(510) 495-2201 (fax)

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