Argon Expansion Update, January 2024

Friday, January 26, 2024
We have been working with our vendor and other ITS groups to prepare for the expansion of Argon this winter. The bulk of the order was placed before the holidays and we are tentatively planning for the vendor to be onsite for the physical installation sometime near the beginning of April.

Service Documentation Has Moved

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The URLs to access our service documentation have changed. The new URLs are...
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Research Computational Facilitator Doosoo Yoon

Thursday, December 7, 2023
Please join us in welcome Doosoo Yoon to Research Services!

Argon Expansion & Next Generation of Hardware

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
The purchasing contract for the next generation of Argon HPC hardware has been finalized. We are planning to place an initial order in late September/early October for new infrastructure, replacement/expansion of UI queues, and any initial investment desired by the HPC community.

Human Genetics Systems Administrator Josh Johnson

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Josh Johnson to Research Services!
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Research Technology Compliance Specialist Gabby Perez

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Please join us in welcoming Gabby Perez back to Research Services!

Hardware Refresh for Argon Homes

Monday, March 21, 2022
To replace storage systems that provide user homes in Argon, we will be deploying a storage cluster using the Ceph distributed filesystem. This cluster is designed to improve performance and reduce latency for data access in cluster users' home directories as well as reduce the administrative burden for Research Services staff. Future growth and hardware replacement will be significantly simplified by using a storage cluster...
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Argon degradation of service (mostly RESOLVED)

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Update (03-16-2022, 8:15 AM): In order to fully resolve this issue, compute nodes need to be rebooted. Reboot jobs will be launched on the cluster to opportunistically reboot nodes. No user jobs will be removed but there may be some delays in job launches as some number of nodes may be offline at any given time. Argon HPC is experiencing an issue with file locking on network shares.  This may appear as frozen or hung applications, or, jobs failing with errors indicating an inability to create lock files...