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Developing Living and Breathing Documentation for the Research Community

By Daniel Timmermann Continuing in its mission to support the University of Maine System research community and collaborators, UMaine’s Advanced Research Computing, Data Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) unit works to create comprehensive and accessible training materials for anyone seeking to work with high performance computing and data analysis resources. Recently, Laura Jackson, an integrative […]

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UMaine Advanced Research Computing, Data Security, and Information Management (ARCSIM) to host webinar

UMaine Advanced Research Computing will be hosting a webinar on February 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Topics discussed will include: 1. Overview of ARC services; Shane Moeykens, Director of Advanced Research Computing 2. Demonstration of the OnDemand user environment at Ohio Supercomputing Center; Kevin Wentworth, Manager of Research Information Management and Computing Systems 3. […]

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NSF Funding Opportunity: Campus Cyberinfrastructure

Anticipated Funding Amount: $13,000,000 to $15,000,000 pending availability of funds and quality of proposals received. Introduction: The Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Learning and workforce development (LWD) in cyberinfrastructure is explicitly addressed in the program. Science-driven requirements are the […]

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Cloud partner update: Ohio Supercomputer Center switches to Slurm

One of UMaine Advanced Research Computing group’s partners, the Ohio Supercomputing Center (OSC) will switch to Slurm for job scheduling and resource management on the Owens cluster during the December 15 downtime. OSC highly recommends that all members of the client community test their workflow in the Slurm environment before the migration to avoid any interruptions […]

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Cloud partner update: TACC officially migrated to new “Ranch” system

In March of 2019, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) a partner of UMaine Advanced Research Computing, announced a migration to a new archive system named “Ranch.” The older system was officially decommissioned as of December 1, 2020. Please note the following: All data newer than March 25, 2019 is already in the new Ranch […]

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Ohio Supercomputer Center hosts “Intro to Supercomputing at OSC” webinar

One of the UMaine Advanced Research Computing group’s partners, the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), will be hosting a webinar titled “Introduction to Supercomputing at OSC” on January 13, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both those interested in learning about OSC services and those who want to utilize their resources more efficiently are encouraged to […]

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Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) expands Pitzer Cluster, migrates to Slurm

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), which is one of UMaine Advanced Research Computing (ARC)’s high performance computing partners, has recently expanded their Pitzer Cluster. In September 2020, OSC installed an additional 398 Intel® Xeon® ‘Cascade Lake’ processor-based nodes as part of an expansion cluster and reached full production status on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. This […]

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Super Computing 2020 (SC20) conference goes virtual

According to UMaine Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team member, Kevin Wentworth, SC20 is one of the largest super computing conferences in the world. And this year, those who may otherwise be unable to attend, have an opportunity to experience this year’s workshops and presentations, which will be entirely virtual. “After months of hard work by […]

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National Science Foundation awards another year of funding to XSEDE project

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded another year of funding to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Project (XSEDE). This means that the $21.8M, 12-month grant will extend operations until August 22, 2022. “XSEDE is an important presence within the US HPC [High Performance Computing] community, offering HPC cycles, training, applications, science […]

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