OSC has received funding from the Ohio Board of Regents to acquire statewide licenses for software tools that will facilitate research. We are pleased to announce the availability of the products below. There are a limited number of licenses for each product. The licensing program initially will be available to current OSC users and then will be expanded to a wider audience. Please remember that this is an experiment for Ohio and the vendors.
As a general recommendation, we suggest selecting the newest compilers available for a new project. For repeatability, you may not want to change compilers in the middle of an experiment.
We recommend the Intel compilers on Oakley.
LS-PrePost is an advanced pre and post-processor that is delivered free with LS-DYNA. The user interface is designed to be both efficient and intuitive. LS-PrePost runs on Windows, Linux, and Unix utilizing OpenGL graphics to achieve fast rendering and XY plotting. The latest builds can be downloaded from LSTC's FTP Site.
This page describes how to specify user defined material to use within LS-DYNA. The user-defined subroutines in LS-DYNA allow the program to be customized for particular applications. In order to define user material, LS-DYNA must be recompiled.
LS-DYNA with user defined material models are only available on the Glenn Cluster.
The March 2014 HPC Tech Talk (Tuesday, March 18th from 4-5PM) will provide some brief OSC updates, have a user-driven Q&A session, and will close with a live demonstration of OSC's OnDemand service. You can register for the WebEX session here. Slides are available below.
The February 2014 SUG HPC Tech Talk focused on using the NVIDIA GPUs for computational chemistry. Slides are attached.
Begining in February 2014 we started conducting nominally monthly online conference calls titled "HPC Tech Talks". These are intended to reach active users on our systems and provide an engagement opportunity for users to learn about recent changes to our production services, and for staff to learn about issues impacting the user community. Additionally, we use this opportunity to provide a more in-depth view of one particular topic.
ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large. ParaView was developed to support distributed computational models for processing large data sets and to create an open, flexible user interface.
This brief course is designed to introduce users without UNIX or Linux experience to the core concepts and tools necessary to be productive on a UNIX or UNIX-like operating system. Includes hands-on exercises.
(OPTIONAL) Adding InCommon Authentication
Adding InCommon authentication to your Globus account allows you to login to Globus Online using your university credentials. Using this process you can store your Globus username password for safe keeping, and instead use your university username and password to login. If your already logged in to your university authentication system, logging in to Globus can be as simple as two clicks away.