This is the RCC eNewsletter - April 2016
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RCC eNewsletter - April 2016

Major HPC Upgrade this Summer

The RCC is planning another HPC maintenance period this summer, which will occur in stages between July 25 and August 19.  During this maintenance, we will need to shut off the HPC, Spear, and other systems.
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ParaView Data Visualization Tool Available

ParaView, an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application, is now available on the HPC.  With ParaView, users can quickly build visualizations to analyze data using qualitative and quantitative techniques.  The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D, or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities.
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Memory Allocation Tips for the HPC

Most nodes in the HPC cluster contain 16 CPU cores and 64GB of RAM.  By default, the HPC will allocate 3.9GB of RAM per process.  If your job needs more than this, you can override the default, but it is best to do so in increments of 3.9GB.
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RCC Adopts oVirt for Virtualization

As part of the RCC's effort to improve the reliability of our infrastructure, we are migrating our Virtual Machine Cluster (commonly known as "SKY") from the OpenStack platform to the oVirt platform.  oVirt allows us to provide better service and system performance to our virtual machine partners.
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Have You Tried OneDrive?

Did you know that each FSU faculty and staff member is eligible for 1TB of cloud storage space on Microsoft OneDrive?  This service is offered to all FSU employees as part of the university's Office 365 subscription.
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We'll send another newsletter out in June 2016.  In the meantime, you can keep track of what's going on at the RCC at or by following us on Twitter @fsurcc.

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