Research Computing News

Lewis Expansion and the HPC Investment Service

July 19, 2019 — If you plan on investing in the cluster with equipment grant funds in the next 12 months please read this as the HPC Investor service is changing. HPC Investors need to respond ASAP. We are in the final phase of purchasing our next HPC expansion rack (HPC6) in anticipation of removing older nodes early in…

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Presentation: High Performance Computing in Materials Science – Non-local Correlation and Electrostatics

May 31, 2019 — Research Computing will be hosting Dr. Predrag Lazic in the Physics Library at 4:00 PM Monday, June 3rd. Title: High performance computing in materials science - non-local correlation and electrostatics. Abstract: In this talk we will present two projects from materials science that are closely related to HPC. The first project which resulted in the…

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Spring 2019 Update

May 8, 2019 — This spring saw a lot of changes to the team with the addition of new members and the departure of others. In January Brian Marxkors joined our team as a Business Technology Analyst and will be helping us manage our projects, services, documentation, and work with researchers on their research computing needs. He was joined…

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Cyberinfrastructure Engineer Position at the University of Missouri

Nov. 7, 2018 — The University of Missouri is searching for a Cyberinfrastructure Engineer to fill a new position that will work closely with researchers to help them evaluate their research computation needs and to recommend solutions that allow them to take full advantage of the resources available. Mizzou’s cyberinfrastructure (CI) engineers develop scientific workflows to advance research in all areas, including bioinformatics, machine learning, material science, and computational chemistry. As a cyberinfrastructure engineer, you will work on a broad range of projects across campus with opportunities to specialize in a number of domain areas.

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Lewis Fall 2018 Expansion

Sept. 17, 2018 — We just completed the expansion and regular maintenance of the Lewis cluster by 33 nodes (1320 next generation cores) and now have a total of 6064 cores in the Lewis cluster.  With these nodes comes an increased capacity to run large parallel MPI with the new 100Gbps EDR Infiniband fabric connecting these nodes.  The new…

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Lewis Maintenance Window – September 4, 2018

Aug. 21, 2018 — The nodes are here and ready to be added to the cluster! The electricians are finishing the wiring to handle the additional power that the new nodes require (similar to 12 dryer plugs!). In addition to adding 32 new nodes, we will also be upgrading our cluster storage network cables and moving some equipment around…

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Research Computing Support Service – Summer 2018 Update

June 5, 2018 — Welcome to the summer 2018 update. Spring was another busy semester with a number of upgrades and changes detailed below. We will be ordering the new rack in the next few days (see the update for details), and there is still time to invest. If you are interested, please contact us at For HPC…

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May Maintenance Complete

May 29, 2018 — The May 2018 maintenance window is complete. We updated the internal cluster networking and networking services. We changed a number of SLURM settings to meet the changing needs of the cluster, the most notable being that the General partition can run jobs up to four hours and support for SLURM licenses (Matlab, SAS). The important…

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May Maintenance

May 1, 2018 — The Lewis cluster and Teaching cluster will undergo maintenance starting at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. We will be applying security updates as well as upgrading our configuration and networking infrastructure. The maintenance outage is expected to last several days. To stay updated on the progress of the outage, please subscribe to our announcement…

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Storage Upgrade Complete

Jan. 16, 2018 — After many months of work and planning, the HPC storage upgrade is complete.  There has been a massive increase in performance for individual jobs and for overall cluster. Initial testing indicates that individual file read/write speeds are going from 10’s of MB/s to 1000’s of MB/s (a 10x-100x speedup for most workloads). We have also…

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