Posted in 2021
On 14 January 2022 at 12:30-13:30 VSC will organize an online Info Session on writing a Tier-1 project.
We’re happy to announce that 6 new GPU nodes have been added to Hydra. They are equipped with the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs: the Ampere A100.
We are pleased to announce the availability of AlphaFold v2.1.1 in Hydra. This recent release of AlphaFold has been installed for our top of the line Nvidia A100 GPUs with 40 GB of memory.
Warning We are carrying out a routine update of the operating system in Hydra. The nodes will be progressively updated without impacting running jobs, but queue times during the roll out might be longer.
We are pleased to announce our next on-premise Linux training session, in cooperation with the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC).
We are pleased to announce our next on-premise HPC training session, in cooperation with the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC).
We are pleased to announce the Q&A sessions for Slurm from the VUB-HPC team:
The HPC team is proud to announce one of the biggest improvements for Hydra in recent years and certainly one of the most impactful for its users. Hydra is replacing its job scheduler for the Slurm Workload Manager.
On October 7th, VSC is launching its first Lunch Session on
artificial intelligence, i.e. the ability of a machine to display human-like capabilities such as reasoning, learning, planning and creativity.
The job scheduler in Hydra will be put on pause on Thursday, 16th September from 20:00 to 22:00. We will perform minor updates to the MPI stack in
intel toolchains. Running jobs will not be affected and users will be able to continue submitting jobs to the queue during the pause.
We are very soon going to migrate all VSC accounts from the old
vub.ac.be domain to
vub.be. This change impacts users that have already used Globus services. Data access in Globus will not be affected, but if you want to keep your existing bookmarks and personal endpoints in Globus, you need to take action as soon as possible.
Login nodes updated successfully. The system update for the rest of the nodes continues as planned.
The last stable version of TensorFlow is now installed in Hydra. You can load TensorFlow v2.5.0 with the following modules:
The recent major release of ORCA version 5.0.0 is now installed in Hydra. You can load it with the module
The national supercomputer centre of Finland (CSC) in collaboration with PRACE is planning a series of courses in Autumn to teach the necessary development skills for the future users of the upcoming LUMI supercomputer. The initial courses are mainly oriented to programmers, as LUMI is first and foremost a machine to explore exascale technologies and hence new software. Nonetheless, there will also be a course program for non-developer users once LUMI becomes online starting early next year.
Warning On Tuesday June 15 at 20:00 the login nodes will be unavailable for 30 minutes.
We have published the results of our yearly user survey, conducted in February 2021. Feedback from users’ experiences in Hydra adds valuable insight into their needs, what works well, and what needs further improvement.
We have improved the recommended usage of the OneDrive client in Hydra. Check the FAQ in the link below.
On May 20th 2021, VSC is launching its Tier-1 Cloud component and it’s a pleasure to invite you to this event!
We are pleased to announce our next online HPC training session, in collaboration with the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC).
The HPC team is pleased to announce that our next online training sessions on Linux and HPC will be held the 25-26 February 2021. These trainings are in collaboration with the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC) and focus on young and/or early stage researchers (Doctoral students, Master thesis students).