HPC Resource Centre of VUB#

Message of the Day

  • 05/08/2022 - More Ampere GPUs in Hydra

    We are happy to announce the immediate availability of 2 more GPU nodes in Hydra adding 4 new Nvidia A100 GPUs to the cluster. These new nodes are joining the ampere_gpu partition and share the same CPU, memory and GPU configuration with the other nodes in this partition.

Quick Reference Documentation#

The quick reference documentation offers structured and concise information for the day-to-day use of the HPC services in VUB. It focuses on our tier-2 cluster Hydra and covers all levels of expertise, from the VSC account creation to software optimization tips. Our documentation centre is also a point of entry to the extensive documentation available in the VSC documentation website.

Recent News#

  • 05 August - More Ampere GPUs in Hydra

    We are happy to announce the immediate availability of 2 more GPU nodes in Hydra adding 4 new Nvidia A100 GPUs to the cluster. These new nodes are joining the ampere_gpu partition and share the same CPU, memory and GPU configuration with the other nodes in this partition.

  • 02 August - Job monitoring and checkpoints

    We have updated the documentation with new information on job monitoring, restarting jobs from checkpoints and managing data between VSC_DATA and VSC_SCRATCH in your jobs.

  • 30 June - External network connection cut

    23:00 The issues with the network have been solved and the connection of Hydra to external systems is back to normal.

  • 28 June - Scheduled maintenance for Hydra in July

    15:00 All maintenance tasks have been completed ahead of time and the cluster is back online. The job queue is resumed and all users can now log in and submit new jobs.

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  • 03 June - Quota data synchronisation is now working again

    Since the move of Hydra to the Pleinlaan campus, the synchronisation of quota usage to the VSC accountpage was not working. We have now been able to fix it.

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Hydra user survey#

Once a year we carry out a user survey to gather feedback about their experience in our HPC clusters. The questions cover the full cycle of cluster usage, from getting access to the specific infrastructure needs of experienced users. The goal is to identify the weak and strong points in our scientific computing services as guidance for improvement in the future.

Please check the interesting results of the User survey 2021.

All published surveys can be found in the survey list.