Power Outage on 7th May 2014

A planned power outage has been scheduled by Facilities and Management on Wednesday, 7th May 2014. ITS will be powering down IVS (computing cluster and the display wall) at 9 pm on Tuesday, 6th May 2014.

Any running simulation at that time will be automatically terminated without further notice.

As such, researchers are required to complete (or at least checkpoint) the simulations. IVS will be accessible as before starting at 8 am on Thursday, 8th May 2014.

XSEDE Research Allocation

XSEDE is now accepting Research Allocation Requests for the allocation period, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The submission period is from March 15, 2014 through April 15, 2014. Interested researchers may review the new XSEDE systems and important policy changes before submitting the request through the XSEDE User Portal.

Researchers needing assistance in writing a proposal can contact it-help@mtu.edu.


MATLAB R2013b has been installed and is now available for use. Necessary job submission script can be generated via qgenscript.

Researchers are strongly recommended to re-run a previously successful simulation with this newer version and make sure that the results are consistent before proceeding ahead with subsequent, production quality attempts.

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Using a brief but descriptive ISSUE TITLE, and including as much information as possible -- command sequence/work flow that is causing the issue, job ID, full path to the folder where the simulation was started from, as is error messages, screenshots, etc. -- will help diagnose and resolve the issue faster.

About IVS

Built with Rocks Cluster Distribution 5.4.2 (with CentOS 5.5), IVS is a linux cluster in the Center for Computer Systems Research.

It has 1 front end, 8 tile nodes [each having 4 CPU cores (Intel Core i7-3820 3.60 GHz), 32 GB RAM and 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPUs) and 8 TB RAID60 storage for computation and visualization. 24 46" 240 Hz Samsung LED monitors at 1920x1080 resolution work in unison to form the display wall.

A gigabit ethernet backend network serves the administrative needs of this cluster, and a 40 Gb/s InfiniBand network serves its computing needs.

About Rocks

Rocks Cluster Distribution Originally started by National Partnership for Advanced Computing Infrastructure and San Diego Supercomputer Center and called NPACI Rocks, Rocks Cluster Distribution is aimed at making every aspect (deploy, manage, upgrade and scale) of high performance computing clusters easy.

National Science Foundation Rocks is supported by the National Science Foundation, under grants OCI-0721623 and OCI-1032778.