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).

Reduced Pitzer capacity starting Dec. 12, 2022

Beginning Monday, December 12, 2022, at 7 a.m., OSC will be taking the 40-core Pitzer nodes offline to replace the liquid cooling unit. We anticipate this work may take until Friday, December 16 to complete. Given uncertainties about the time necessary to complete this work, OSC engineers opted to begin this work before the December 13 downtime to increase the likelihood of the nodes returning online before the following weekend and to minimize the total outage. We are working with our vendors to reduce the outage duration as much as possible.

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.


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 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


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