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High Performance Computing

News

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  • 2017-01-30: Moved Aurora to a faster host
  • 2016-09-23: Matlab upgraded to R2016b with UCSB licensing
  • 2016-09-06: Aurora upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, ZFS, LXD
  • 2016-05-11: R 3.3.0 and RStudio Server 0.99.896 installed
  • 2015-08-05: Aurora has replaced Eos

Resources

Hardware

  • Dell PowerEdge T630 server
  • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2699a v4 processors
    • 88 logical cores (vCPUs) / 44 physical cores with hyperthreading
    • 3.6 GHz Turbo / 2.4 GHz minimum
    • 55 MB Smartcache per processor
  • 512 GB 2133 MHz ECC DDR4 memory
  • 24 TB local ZFS storage
    • 800 GB SSD mirrored write cache
    • 7x 8 TB 7200RPM SATA drives in a ZFS mirror (RAID 10 equivalent) with a hot spare

Aurora Virtual Machine

  • Running on an LXD container hypervisor host shared with one other analytical server (Mazu)
  • 88 vCPU access when Mazu is idle, 44 vCPU access guaranteed minimum
  • 384 GB memory static allocation
  • 12 TB storage static allocation

Mazu Virtual Machine

  • Running on an LXD container hypervisor host shared with one other analytical server (Aurora)
  • 88 vCPU access when Aurora is idle, 44 vCPU access guaranteed minimum
  • 128 GB memory static allocation
  • 12 TB storage static allocation

Aurora Access

Aurora can be accessed at aurora.nceas.ucsb.edu via the following methods:

First connection

Note that for security reason we require that you reset your password at your first access to the server. It can only be done by connecting to the server via ssh. Please read this page about the steps to follow: First login to NCEAS analytical server

Software

  • OS: Ubuntu Server Edition 16.04 LTS AMD64
  • Mate 1.12.1
  • XFCE 4.12.2
  • R 3.3.2
  • Matlab 2016b
  • AD Model Builder 11
  • GCC 5.4.0
  • Python 2.7.12 and 3.5.2
  • Ruby 2.3.1p112
  • OpenJDK 8
  • Grass 7.0.4
  • Gdal 2.1.0
  • QGIS 2.14.1
  • Octave 4.0.0
  • Scilab 5.5.2
  • Maxima 5.37.2
  • Spyder 2.3.8
  • Eclipse 3.8.1
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