Announcements

  • User Notes for Quantum Espresso on Swing

    We have built Quantum Espresso (QE) 6.8 optimized for the A100s on Swing. The binaries are installed in /soft/espresso/6.8/swing/bin. Note that only pw.x is optimized for swing. We observe speedups ranging from a factor of 6 to a factor 2 for models containing hundreds of … Read More

  • July 2021 Maintenance Day Moved for Power Outage

    LCRC Users, We are moving the July 2021 monthly maintenance in LCRC due to an upcoming building and datacenter power outage on Monday, July 19th. To prepare for this, we will need to shut down the LCRC resources on Sunday, July 18th at noon Central … Read More

  • Retiring Blues GPU Nodes on August 1, 2021

    LCRC Users, We will soon be retiring what is left of the Blues GPU nodes in the ‘biggpu’ queue. These nodes are slated to be turned off on August 1, 2021. These nodes and cards are very old now and vendor support for them has … Read More

  • How to use VASP 6.2.0 on swing.

    We have built the open_acc version of VASP.6.2 for swing. You will generatlly find your calculations will run several times faster on GPUs than on a broadwell node. The speedup you get will depend on the size of your model and the values of KPAR … Read More

  • LCRC Swing GPU Cluster Now Available

    LCRC Users, LCRC is opening up the Swing GPU cluster for general access starting now! LCRC users now have access to 6x nodes with 8x NVIDIA A100 40GB GPUs each. Full details in the links below. Information about running jobs on Swing is available here: … Read More

  • New Bebop Preemptable KNL Partition

    LCRC Users, LCRC has set up a new preemptable queue on the KNL partition (named as knl-preemptable). This covers all of the same nodes in the knlall partition. The preemptable queue is largely targeted towards users who need to run jobs but do not have … Read More

  • 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