Announcements

  • LCRC Maintenance Day on May 13, 2019

    We will be performing our monthly maintenance in LCRC on Monday, 5/13/19. Both clusters (Bebop and Blues) will be unavailable during this time. We are expecting to have the clusters available again on Monday evening. As always please let us know if you have any … Read More

  • Blues GPU Nodes Back Online

    LCRC Users, The GPU nodes in the Blues cluster are once again available following the upgrade to CentOS 7. To schedule these nodes, you can add the following to your Slurm sbatch submission script for example: #SBATCH --partition=biggpu # The name of the GPU Partition … Read More

  • Blues Upgrade on April 1, 2019

    On April 1, 2019, the LCRC Blues computer will be down for an update to its operating system, compilers, libraries, and job manager. We expect this to take one day. Bebop will continue operating during the Blues update. The objective is to run the same … Read More

  • Efficient Use of KNL Processor Workshop Hosted by LCRC

    Update: Due to the weather, the new date of the workshop is March 20th, 2019. The Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) will host an Efficient Use of KNL Processor workshop at Argonne National Laboratory on January 28th, 2019 to help researchers improve the performance and … Read More

  • October Maintenance Day Moved to 10/22

    LCRC Users, We have received notice from the building that they have rescheduled the previously canceled outage in the 240 datacenter (housing both LCRC clusters) to Monday, 10/22/2018. This will affect a large portion of the room and the outage is expected to last all … Read More

  • New Project Year Begins October 1

    All LCRC projects approved for FY2019 allocations will receive their new time allocation at midnight on October 1. PIs will receive an email notifying them of their first quarter allocation grant in advance. If you cannot run on October 1, perhaps you forgot to request … Read More

  • LCRC FY2019 Project Renewal and New Project Requests Due Sept. 7

    LCRC FY2019 project renewal and new project requests are due at 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, September 7, 2018. Industry partnership projects will be assigned to Blues, and everything else to Bebop. If your work requires a different arrangement, make your case in your allocation … Read More

  • Slurm Upgraded to v17.11.7 on Bebop

    LCRC Users, Please note that Slurm has been upgraded from v16.05.10 to v17.11.7 on the Bebop cluster. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LCRC support. thanks, LCRC Support Team … Read More

  • Quantum Espresso 6.2.1 User Notes.

    Version 6.2.1 of Quantum Espresso has been built on bebop for both the Broadwell and Knights Landing nodes.  These builds can be found in subfolders of /soft/espresso/6.2.1/bebop/{bdw,bdw-omp,knl-omp}.  There are sample bash scripts which can be submitted as batch jobs through slurm (sbatch) for each architecture … Read More

  • Spring 2018 Newsletter

    Lots of news this time. Here are the items that follow: KNL Jobs Now “Cost” Less Login Node Etiquette Shared Queue on Bebop Perfect Your Image in Print Jenkins Continuous Integration Requesting More Time Upcoming Changes to Blues Tons of New and Updated Software KNL … Read More

  • Bebop Now Available!

    LCRC Community, The Bebop cluster is now available to all users. To access the system ssh to “bebop.lcrc.anl.gov“. Information about running jobs on Bebop is available at here. The filesystems are mounted at the same location on Blues and Bebop, so no data transfers … Read More

  • FY2018 requests due Sept. 7

    FY2018 requests to use Argonne’s Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) are due Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. LCRC is a laboratory resource for science and engineering with mid-range supercomputers. Anyone with an Argonne position and a parallel computing/analysis project may request free computer time on Argonne’s … Read More

  • The beta version of VASP6 is available on blues.

    Version 6 of VASP is more efficient and scales to more processors than version 5. Details on using this version 6 can be found at this link. Read More

  • LCRC Newsletter Extra: Enter Bebop

    LCRC Community, On Monday, March 13, Cray delivered Argonne’s new institutional cluster to building 240. LCRC continues the theme of jazz music computer names, from Jazz, to Fusion, to Blues, and now Bebop. For those unfamiliar with Bebop, here is Charlie Parker playing solo in … Read More

  • Power Outage March 6th, 2017 & Early Maintenance

    LCRC Users, In order to install a new breaker panel in the building 240 data center, electric power needs to be taken down for a subsection of the data center – unfortunately that section comprises the bulk of the computers in the room including LCRC … Read More