Owens

System Downtime October 11, 2022

A downtime for OSC HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 2022. The downtime will affect the Pitzer and Owens Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Client Portal (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., Oct. 11 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.

CIAO

CIAO (also known as Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations) is a X-Ray telescope analysis software package for astronomical observation. CIAO focuses on the Chandra X-ray observatory. It contains a toolset used to analyze fits files and is commonly used in conjuction with DS9 and Sherpa, and focuses on data flexibility. 

DS9

SAOImageDS9 is a astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 provides support for FITS images, binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and colormaps display options

Availability and Restrictions

The following versions of DS9 are available on OSC clusters:

WCStools

WCStools is a program package designed for working with Images and the World Coordinate System. The aim of WCStools is to provide methods for relating pixels taken common astronomical images to sky coordinates.

Availability and Restrictions

The following versions of WCStools are available on OSC clusters:

System Downtime August 9, 2022

An exceptional downtime for OSC HPC systems is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 9 2022 to prepare for expansion of the IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS). The downtime will affect the Pitzer and Owens Clusters, web portals, and HPC file servers. Client Portal (my.osc.edu) and state-wide licenses will be available during the downtime. https://www.osc.edu/calendar/events/2022_08_09-system_downtime_august_9_2022

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