JIN WANG WINS COMPUTE SERVER NAMING CONTEST:
May 2, 2011
Jin Wang has won our contest to name a new 48-core JFI/MRSEC computational server, which he has named
superabacus.uchicago.edu. See our winner's page and preliminary information SGE documentation for new
users here. Sorry about the time this news page has gone un-updated -- it
has been a very busy year.
NAGEL GROUP ACQUIRES
NEW COMPUTATIONAL SERVER:
August 24, 2010
Prof. Sid Nagel's physics group has recently acquired a computational server taking advantage of the recent
availability of advanced processor chips from AMD with 12 cores per chip, having a total of 24 cores on the
system for simulations in Fortran code.
BACKUP SERVICES UPGRADE COMPLETED:
August 24, 2010
After moving many terabytes of archived backup data around between volumes, our new 43-terabyte system is
finally fully settled into its daily usage pattern. (Actually, many of the more important backups have been
running daily for some time now during the upgrades.) Feel free to use the backups whenever you need them.
DRUPAL WEB PORTALS
May 2, 2010
The JFI web server now offers Drupal sites to anyone affiliated with the institute
who is interested in hosting one. Also, we are setting up test/development sites for helping you to migrate to
Drupal, which are separate from your main current web space. (These test sites are protected from search engines
and off-campus access.) Let us know if you want Drupal!
NEW HEAD NODE
FOR FREED GROUP
April 22, 2010
Prof. Karl Freed's chemistry research group has just purchased a new head
node for their computational cluster, godzilla. The new system has six terabytes of storage
and will help relieve performance bottlenecks that have been related to poor NFS performance. It will also be part of an
upcoming migration plan to move the cluster entirely over to 64-bit. More to come as we setup and install the new machine...