Owens

OSC enables Globus High Assurance storage endpoint

A new High Assurance Globus endpoint for OSC will be deployed to manage protected data on February 2, 2023. This will affect current projects at OSC which use Globus to manage their protected data. These projects will need to use the new High Assurance Globus endpoint to access their data. The name of the new endpoints are OSC /fs/ess High Assurance for project storage (/fs/ess) and OSC /fs/scratch High Assurance for scratch storage (/fs/scratch).

System Downtime December 13, 2022

A downtime for OSC HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022. The downtime will affect the Pitzer, Owens and Ascend Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. MyOSC (https://my.osc.edu) and state-wide licenses will be available during the downtime. In preparation for the downtime, the batch scheduler will not start jobs that cannot be completed before 7 a.m., December 13, 2022. Jobs that are not started on clusters will be held until after the downtime and then started once the system is returned to production status.

nccl

The NVIDIA Collective Communication Library (NCCL) implements multi-GPU and multi-node communication primitives optimized for NVIDIA GPUs and Networking. NCCL provides routines such as all-gather, all-reduce, broadcast, reduce, reduce-scatter as well as point-to-point send and receive that are optimized to achieve high bandwidth and low latency over PCIe and NVLink high-speed interconnects within a node and over NVIDIA Mellanox Network across nodes.

Miniconda3

Miniconda3 is a free minimal installer for conda. It is a small, bootstrap version of Anaconda that includes only conda, Python, the packages they depend on, and a small number of other useful packages, including pip, zlib and a few others.

Availability and Restrictions

Versions

Miniconda is available on the Ascend Cluster. The versions currently available at OSC are:

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