Announcements

  • Maintenance Day Moved for Power Outage & Global Scratch Cleanup

    LCRC Users, We will be moving our October monthly maintenance in LCRC one week later due to an upcoming planned datacenter power outage on Monday, October 19th. To prepare for this, we will begin shutting down the LCRC resources on Sunday, October 18th at 4PM … Read More

  • FY20 Quarter 4 LCRC Allocations Approved

    LCRC projects have been approved for an additional allocation for FY20 Quarter 4 on Bebop and Blues. If your project requested time for Quarter 4, you can check the project balance by running the following command on any Bebop or Blues nodes: lcrc-sbank … Read More

  • LCRC Storage Upgrade Starting June 26th

    LCRC Users, We are going to take a late maintenance this month to switch over to a new storage system in LCRC. LCRC clusters, storage and services will be unavailable next week from Friday, June 26th at 5PM CST to Tuesday, June 30th at … Read More

  • New LCRC Globus Endpoint

    LCRC Users, We have moved our Globus endpoint to a new server in LCRC. When selecting the endpoint to use for LCRC, please now use “lcrc#dtn_bebop“.? You may also need to remove the old “LCRC DTN” endpoint from your Globus bookmarks. If you have any … Read More

  • LCRC Account Changes Complete

    LCRC Users, We completed the work for today outlined in https://www.lcrc.anl.gov/2020/05/06/lcrc-to-argonne-account-switchover-on-may-18th-2020/ Both Bebop and Blues are configured to use Argonne Domain and Argonne Collaborator usernames now for login with SSH keys just as before. Usernames were changed from what we had on and previous … Read More

  • LCRC to Argonne Account Switchover on May 18th, 2020

    LCRC Users, What are we doing? We will be moving our May 2020 maintenance day from May 11, 2020 to May 18, 2020. During this time, we will be switching over the LCRC environment to use Argonne accounts instead of separate LCRC accounts. Read More

  • UPDATE: LCRC Account – Action Required!

    LCRC Users, As we’ve made progress on the new account system, our developers are actively adding useful features including a revamp of the allocations forms. Due to this, we’re going to delay the release of these changes until these new features are ready to go. Read More

  • LCRC Blues Outage, 3PM Dec 6 – Noon Dec 9

    LCRC Users, There is an upcoming building 240 Data Center (the room housing the LCRC resources) power maintenance set for Friday, December 6, 2019 through Monday, December 9. This outage will affect the entire Blues cluster. This outage is not expected to affect the Bebop … Read More

  • LCRC FY2020 Project Renewal and New Project Requests Due Sept. 6

    LCRC PIs, LCRC FY2020 project renewal and new project requests are due at 5:00 PM CDT on Friday, September 6, 2019. Industry partnership projects will be assigned to Blues, and everything else to Bebop. If your work requires a different arrangement (e.g., Blues big memory/GPU … Read More

  • LCRC Upcoming Outage, 5PM Sep 6 – Sep 9

    LCRC Users, There is an upcoming building 240 Data Center (the room housing the LCRC resources) cooling outage set for Saturday, September 7 through Monday, September 9, inclusive. The expectation is that the work will be complete on Sunday, September 8, but we have to … Read More

  • LCRC Maintenance Day on August 12, 2019

    We will be performing our monthly maintenance in LCRC on Monday, 8/12/2019. 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