Tiger WiFi Phase Two Schedule

Oct. 12, 2015 — The TigerWiFi conversion is 70% complete! Check out our progress below.
Phase Two begins Aug. 31 and will continue until all MU buildings are on TigerWiFi.

Phase Two Schedule

Week of: Building: Completed:
Aug. 31 Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Phi/Alpha Phi Annex
Alpha Tau Omega
FAPRI 101 Park De Ville Dr/Adventure Club
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Dobbs Dining Hall
Sept. 7 Mark Twain
Chancellor's Residence
Surplus Property
Museum Support
Sept. 14 North
Phi Mu/Phi Mu Annex
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Missouri Theatre
Newsy 904 Elm St.
North Node
Sept. 21 Clark Hall
Lewis Hall
Conley Avenue Garage
General Services Building
Hitt Street Garage
Parking Structure 7
Turner Avenue Garage
University Avenue Garage
University Garage
Virginia Avenue Garage
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Sept. 28 Mizzou Arena (Postponed)
Alpha Gamma Rho
Conley House
Jesse Hall
Lowry Hall
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Student Success Center
Whitten Hall
Oct. 5 Bingham
Oct. 12 Baptist Student Union
Black Culture Center
College Avenue Housing
Plaza 900 Dining Hall
Student Recreation Center (Brewer Fieldhouse, Rothwell Gym, Student Rec Addition)
Stankowski Field
Oct. 19 Chi Omega
Regional Biocontainment Laboratory
Trowbridge Livestock Arena
Oct. 26 Gillett
Rollins Dining Hall
Tara Apartments Office
Nov. 2 Loeb
105 East Ash St.
Old 63 Warehouse
Heinkel Building
Professional Building
Reynolds Alumni Center
Sigma Kappa
Math Science Building
McAlester Annex
Nov. 9 Defoe/Graham
Pershing Dining Hall
Nov. 16 Botany Greenhouse
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
A.L. Gustin Golf Course
Green Tennis Center
Marx Building
Nano Building
Technology Incubator
Mizzou Tennis Center
Walton Stadium
Nov. 30 Discovery Ridge
RADIL 4011 Discovery Dr.
Records Management
University Press
University Printing
University Hall
Old Alumni Center
Providence Point
Woodrail Building 7
Woodrail Building 6
Dec. 7 Radiation Waste Storage Building
Research Reactor
Research Park Development
Resource Recovery
Rock Quarry Building
Simmons Field
1110 South College - Extension
University Place Apartments (office space)
USDA Building
USDA Greenhouse
Waters Moss Building
Jan. 4, 2016 ADA Consulting
Devine Pavilion
Journalism Washington DC
Mizzou Athletic Training Complex (MATC)
Old Hawthorn
South Farms
Library Book Depository 3

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Lewis3 Account Migration

Aug. 4, 2015 — The Lewis3 upgrade went into production on July 1, 2015, and the first phase of the old hardware that was no longer viable has been decommissioned and removed from the legacy cluster. The remaining nodes will continue to be retired or migrated to the Lewis3 cluster, starting with the nodes that replaced the Clark cluster. The entire legacy cluster will be decommissioned sometime after July 1, 2016, and we will now provide only limited support for this environment to allow us to focus on growing the Lewis3 system. On July 31, 2016, any account that has not been migrated to Lewis3 will be closed and all data permanently removed from the cluster.

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GPRS Storage Now Available

July 22, 2015 — The General Purpose Research Storage (GPRS) system is now available for use with more than 1,000 tebibytes (TiB) of storage available for research projects. This storage is available for $10/TiB/Month and is accessible either for Linux (NFS), Windows (SMB) or directly connected to Lewis3 (HPC).

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Lewis3 Scheduler Policy

June 18, 2015 — The new Lewis3 cluster is nearing production and the final stage is to implement a scheduler policy (the scheduler is currently running without any policy). In order to provide a fair and flexible environment and to ensure that resources are efficiently used, we are implementing the Fair Share allocation policy on the cluster scheduler (SLURM). This scheduler policy encourages users to specify resource requirements (cores, RAM, and compute time) to ensure that the jobs requirements can be met and can be scheduled efficiently. The default allocation will be for 1 core, 1GB of RAM, and for 2 hours. This type of job has historically accounted for between 50% and 80% of the jobs run on the cluster. The maximum job length will be limited to 48 hours for non-investors (historically 99% of jobs run less than 50 hours) and at least 168 hours for cluster investors with the fair-share will have a half-life of 28 days. Jobs that exceed their requested resource allocation will be terminated to protect the system (memory exhaustion, for example) and the scheduler. Investors in the cluster will receive allocation shares based on their investment, and the community resources provided by research computing will be divided up evenly among all the users with a portion allocated for external collaboration. The policy will be revised periodically based on cluster usage patterns and user feedback.

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Tiger WiFi Schedule

May 19, 2015 — Following is the proposed schedule for the TigerWiFi upgrade; academic buildings will be completed by mid August. The phase 2 building schedule will be posted at a later date.

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Lewis Cluster Upgrade

March 27, 2015 — Phase one of the Lewis cluster upgrade will become available soon. The new system (Lewis 3) consists of 20 24-core machines with 128 GB of RAM. It will run CentOS 7 and the SLURM job scheduler and form the basis of future upgrades. As a result, most of the software will need to be recompiled and job files will need to be updated to run in the new environment.

The new and old systems will run simultaneously for a short time to allow users to migrate over to the new system. To facilitate this, the data and home directories will be the same on both systems.

We will also update our documentation and policies. The first change will be to reduce the maximum job time to ensure we can transition in a timely manner without disruption.

Watch this space for future updates and information about the upgrade.

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Big Data Analytics Summer Experience

March 13, 2015 — Big Data is transforming science, engineering, medicine, healthcare, finance, business, and ultimately society itself. The MU CS Department will offer Big Data Analytics Summer Experience again, from July 6 through July 24, 2015. This program will introduce key Big Data processing and analytics technologies and teach practical skills and practices. This program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals. Application deadline is April 10, 2015. Get details and application instructions.

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Need To Write a Data Management Plan?

Feb. 20, 2015 — Addressing a data management plan for the first time can be an intimidating exercise. Join NISO for a hands-on workshop that will guide you through the elements of creating a data management plan, including gathering necessary information, identifying needed resources, and navigating potential pitfalls. Participants will explore the important components of a data management plan and critique excerpts of sample plans provided by the instructors.

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