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Statewide Users Group Agenda - June 5th, 2014

June 5th, 2014

10:00 a.m.: Coffee and Tea (BALE Conference)

10:15 a.m.: Committee Meetings

    Hardware and Operations (BALE Conference)
    Allocations (BALE Theatre (TBD))

HOWTO: Use ulimit command to set soft limits

This document shows you how to set soft limits using ulimit command.

The ulimit command sets or reports user process resource limits. The default limits are defined and applied when a new user is added to the system. Limits are categorized as either soft or hard. With the ulimit command, you can change your soft limits for the current shell environment, up to the maximum set by the hard limits. You must have root user authority to change resource hard limits.

GAMESS

Introduction

SIESTA

SIESTA is both a method and its computer program implementation, to perform efficient electronic structure calculations and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of molecules and solids. More information can be found from here.

2014/04 - Invited talk: MVAPICH

The April 2014 HPC Tech Talk (Tuesday, April 22th from 4-5PM) will provide some brief OSC updates, have a user-driven Q&A session, and will close with an invited talk about MPI-3 from the MVAPICH developers from The Ohio State University. To get the WebEX information and add a calendar entry, go here. Slides are available below.

Charging for memory use
On July 24th, OSC implemented changes to the Resource Unit (RU) calculation formula. Academic RU allocations are still fully subsidized by the State of Ohio.

In the past, only processor use in batch jobs was considered when calculating RUs. The change in our charging policy will reflect the fact that memory is also a scarce resource that should be accounted for in RU charges. The proposed change affects only Oakley jobs that request more than 4GB memory per processor (core).

Statewide Software-PGI Compilers

Portland Group Compilers

The Portland Group, Inc. (a.k.a. PGI, http://www.pgroup.com/) is a premier supplier of software compilers and tools for parallel computing, known as PGI® products. The Portland Group offers optimizing parallel FORTRAN 2003, C99 and C++ compilers and tools for workstations, servers and clusters running Linux, MacOS or Windows operating systems. These products are available for OSC users across Ohio.

Statewide Software-Intel Compilers, Tools, and Libraries

Intel Compilers, Tools, and Libraries

Intel Corporation (http://www.intel.com), well-known for hardware technology since introducing the world's first microprocessor in 1971, also produces an array of software development products which are available for OSC users across Ohio.

Statewide Software-Totalview

TotalView Technologies Totalview Debugger

TotalView Technologies is a leading provider of software development tools for developers of complex parallel and distributed applications in the High Performance Computing community.

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