high performance computing

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Singularity 1.0 released: containerized applications on HPC clusters

Singularity web site (screen shot), 20 April 2016

On April 14, 2016, the release of Singularity 1.0 was announced by Greg Kurtzer, Linux Cluster Architect for Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program’s Savio cluster and LBNL’s HPC group.

Singularity provides a way for researchers and others to package together the artifacts of their computational workflows - one or more Linux applications, with all their dependencies - and run them successfully in a variety of other environments.

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Warewulf provisioning tool selected as OpenHPC 1.0 component

OpenHPC and Warewulf logos

OpenHPC 1.0, a new open source initiative to advance high performance computing, has selected Warewulf as its provisioning component. Warewulf is a configuration and management toolkit created by Research IT’s partners at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Its capabilities include deploying software and configuration to clusters and clouds; and performing ongoing management and monitoring tasks, such as adding user accounts and checking for node failures.

Savio cluster storage quadrupled to support Big Data research

The campus’ Savio computing cluster received a major storage upgrade on June 12, 2015, when its Global Scratch file system was quadrupled in size, to a massive 885 terabytes (TB) of storage. The upgraded storage is also 250% faster, providing a peak bandwidth of over 20 GB per second, to better meet the demands of data intensive computations.

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BRC: Supporting Data Intensive Computing

Like The Blob in a 1950s B-movie, data grows ever larger with time. That’s what UC Berkeley’s researchers are finding as they work with data generated by new generations of instruments and high-resolution sensors, as well as increasingly monstrous datasets. Brain scans from high resolution CCD cameras, images from remote telescopes, and high frequency stock trading and quotation datasets are just a few examples of this data’s diversity.

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DiRT Directory presented at workshop on software sustainability at King'€™s College London

In November, Camille Villa, Research IT'€™s Digital Humanities Assistant, represented the DiRT Directory at a workshop on User Interface and Software Sustainability in the humanities and social sciences, hosted by the Center for e-Research (CeRch) at the Department of Digital Humanities at King€™'s College London.

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Research IT contributes to Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Twelve faculty members, graduate students, and staff from UC Berkeley joined 600 colleagues from around the world for the 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. While individual faculty members and students have attended DHSI in the past, this was the first year that Digital Humanities @ Berkeley, an initiative coordinated by Research IT, acted as a co-sponsor of the event (through the generosity of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the D-Lab).