RSS Announcements – September 2022

Hello Research Computing Community,

In this newsletter for the week of September 6th, 2022! …

  • Upcoming Maintenance
    • Clark Maintenance
    • Lewis Maintenance
  • Office Hours
  • External Opportunities
    • Women in HPC
    • MONAI Introduction

Happy September to the MU HPC community!

We hope everyone had a great summer and a safe Labor Day. We have a few short announcements, specifically that Clark will be off line this Saturday morning. Please read below for more detail.

Also, we are excited to announce our RSS Canvas Course; a resource course that is open to all of our users. If you have any person’s in your lab that could benefit from our Cluster trainings, but would prefer to do them in their own time (rather than at one of our live trainings), please send them our way!

For ongoing engagement with RSS, please join and participate in the RSS Community Team!




Clark Maintenance Saturday, September 10th 8 AM
Clark will be down for maintenance on Saturday, September 10 from 8 AM to Noon. We will be working on increasing the maximum group limits for NFS. Users of Clark are encouraged to plan their use of the cluster with this maintenance window in mind.

Please check the status page at for updates on when maintenance has completed.

Lewis Maintenance Tuesday, September 13th 8 AM
Next routine maintenance for Lewis is scheduled for Tuesday 8/09 at 8AM. Jobs will run if they are scheduled to complete before the maintenance window begins and jobs will start again once the maintenance is complete. Users of Lewis are encouraged to plan their use of the cluster with both of these maintenance windows in mind.

Please check the status page at for updates on when maintenance has completed.


Support and Training Opportunities

ALL MU RSS hosted training sessions and office hours are currently hosted via Zoom: here.
(Meeting: 910886067 ; Password: RCSS )

Open Assistance Hours Every Wednesday 10 – Noon

Engineering Affiliate Hours Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday** 2 – 4:00 PM

Please come with your cluster related questions to our open help hours. No reservations or sign-up required.
Also, please feel welcome to send us any questions through email correspondence to:


External Opportunities

GPN-Women in HPC Wednesday, September 14th Noon-12:45
We are excited to have Dr Amy McGovern from the University of Oklahoma present for us. Dr. McGovern is a professor in the School of Computer Science and in the School of Meteorology at Oklahoma. She is also the director of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography.

Please join us for our monthly Women in HPC zoom meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month. All persons are encouraged to attend. Zoom link:


MONAI Introduction Friday, October 7th 10AM
NVIDIA is offering a 1 hour seminar to introduce researchers to MONAI – Medical Imaging PyTorch, an open source project for Medical Imaging PyTorch. This development is much faster than native PyTorch, with it you can leverage APIs and MONAI libraries to accelerate Imaging Research. A future session may be added for MONAI Label – AI Assisted Annotation Tool that is usable in research and clinical contexts.

Join the Teams session with NVIDIA on Friday, October 7 at 10:00 AM CDT by clicking here, or enter in the the following credentials: Meeting ID: 222 247 801 204 Passcode: iSoiSm




We are always interested in your feedback. Please contact us at with any comments or concerns on our services. Let us know what you appreciate or any suggestions on how we might improve.

Thank you!


Sept. 7, 2022