News Releases

February 16, 2018
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (NCSA) Blue Waters Project has announced a new sub-allocation category called “Broadening Participation." This new category is open to faculty and research staff at US academic institutions who have not previously been a PI on a research allocation on the Blue Waters system and who are in one or more of the following categories: Institutions...
January 3, 2018
Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), Spring 2018 Available live in person and live via videoconferencing Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018)  1:30pmET/12:30pmCT/11:30amMT/10:30amPT/9:30amAT/8:30amHT Live in person on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus Live via videoconferencing worldwide (Details of both to be announced.) Registration is open! https://...
December 14, 2017
A computer named Chinook has made scientific calculation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks faster and more flexible while saving more than $100,000 a year in electricity. “Chinook is saving about $12,000 in electricity costs monthly compared to two years ago, and at the same time providing a more powerful high-performance computer system than the two it replaced,” said Gwen Bryson, manager of...
July 21, 2017
Recently, a chunk of ice the size of Delaware broke off Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. With the help of Mellanox’s HPC, the University of Alaska is conducting fascinating work on ice sheets. Researchers from the Geophysical Institute, UAF, are studying the ice flow of the Greenland ice sheet and are on the fast track for credible modeling efforts that will help predict the future evolution of...
July 19, 2017
The XSEDE new user training is a 90 minute webinar providing general overview and reference information for first-time users of XSEDE resources at any of XSEDE’s service providers. This session is particularly targeted at users who have just received their first allocation on XSEDE. It is not intended to teach programming, numerical methods, or computational science, but rather to provide a quick...
June 21, 2017
On July 17, 2017 our support contract for the PGI suite of compilers and tools will end. We have updated these compilers to the latest version currently available and these will be accessible to users after support ends. Due to the end of the license there will be no technical support from PGI and no future upgrades to the PGI compilers and tools. If you are interested in purchasing a license for...
June 15, 2017
XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. The submission period is from June 15, 2017 thru July 15, 2017. See the following notification for more information. https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/user-news/-/news/item/8014 Contact uaf-rcs@alaska.edu for more information about submitting XSEDE requests, assistance with the...
May 22, 2017
Wednesday, May 31 12-1 PM GI Globe Room Please join fellow faculty members to discuss your experience using UA's new HPC cluster, Chinook. This is an open forum to provide RCS with feedback to help ensure this new shared system meets UA research needs.
May 22, 2017
Start Time: Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am End Time: Sunday, May 21, 9:00 pm On May 20 and 21, 2017, the Butrovich data center will be undergoing the annual University Fire Alarm and Safety Systems Test (FAST). During this time OIT and RCS will be performing preventative maintenance on systems and services. Users should expect interruptions to the following services over the two day period: *...
February 28, 2017
Exciting Opportunities for Undergraduate & Graduate Students Pursuing Degrees in Science and Engineering Disciplines. With the backing of a dozen community organizations, the inaugural 2017 Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference (PEARC17) is providing a forum for community-wide discussions of the challenges, opportunities, and solutions in advanced research...