Two Seminars from MGH Research Computing -- Matlab, InteractiveSupercomputing

[ From Jerry Xu ] The Matlab technical seminar will be this coming Monday, March 16th, from 8:00am to 3:00pm, location is MGH Simches Research Ctr., Room 3-120 , We still have some space left. If you have not registered, please go to the following site to register. [ It's free -- mht ]

This is a great chance to bring your own specific Matlab application questions to Mathworks engineers and get direct response and answers.

Additional seminar information:

Mac Users -- Your server has been changed...and your directory is empty?

The problem: If you are a Mac user and you connect to our servers via AFP:// protocol, there is a possibility that when you first connect to your account on the new server, your directory will appear to be totally empty. DON'T PANIC.

Condor presentation available on Webex... if you are at HMS.

A group at HMS has kindly agreed to make the talk available via WebEx. Details for connecting follow (I believe you need to be inside the HMS network or connected via VPN):

Topic: Condor Talk: Cycle Scavenging, Desktop Grids, and Cluster Computing
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Meeting Number: 711 655 691
Meeting Password: condor

Please click the link below to see more information, or to join the meeting.

To join the online meeting

Day of the Condor

When: Thursday March 12th, 2-3pm
Where: Minot Room, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
Who: Professor Miron Livny, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What: Condor Chalk Talk

Talk poster:

Prof. Livny will provide an overview of the highly successful open source Condor high throughput computing platform and present some of the newest features.

login from one point? Maybe.

If you've been reading about all of the updates of our servers, you know that they are now getting fairly large. Four of our file servers sit at about 20 Terabytes, and one sits at about 48 Terabytes. In addition, we're caring for another 48 Terabyte server of Ed Fox. And Confocal data will wind up sitting on a third 48 Tb server. Further, we are looking in the face of several more next generation sequencers. We have been working with Nikos George and Terry Haley to try to create a more unified, consistent feeling for our users.

Some Server Updates

Right now, I've swapped out the other 12 drives on RCBIG2. The RAID is initializing, and tomorrow I'll partition the RAID and create filesystems. For those interested, I'm going to create XFS file systems and compare them with the EXT-3 file systems on the other RAID5.

VectorNTI network licenses purchased

We heard the clamor, and we've responded (within our budgetary constraints). We will be receiving (stay tuned for the date) a 10-simultaneous-user network license for VectorNTI. Though we wished Invitrogen had maintained their Macintosh version, dropped a number of years ago, and while we wish that VectorNTI had remained free to academics, their academic pricing-policies allowed for a reasonable license size.

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