HPC Resource Centre of VUB#

Message of the Day

  • 14/09/2022 - VSC Lunch Session on OpenFOAM

    On October 4th 2022, VSC is organizing a lunch session on the topic of “CFD meets HPC” (OpenFOAM).

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#

  • 14 September - VSC Lunch Session on OpenFOAM

    On October 4th 2022, VSC is organizing a lunch session on the topic of “CFD meets HPC” (OpenFOAM).

  • 22 August - New Globus endpoint for Hydra

    We have a new Globus endpoint to access the storage of Hydra: VSC VUB Hydra. The old endpoint has been removed.

  • 11 August - Hydra storage down

    13:00 The issues with the storage have been solved. Login to Hydra and all other VSC clusters is back to normal. Please check all jobs that were running when the storage issues started for errors, and resubmit if necessary.

  • 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.

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Latest Events#

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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.