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Mods and rockers

Posted on 29 September 2016 by Thomas Green

Modules are used on many supercomputers since it allows multiple versions of software to be easily chosen to be loaded into a users environment. We would now like to show how modules work on our supercomputer since we apply some tricks to try and make maintaining them easier and make them “rock” even more. What
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The art of restarting

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Thomas Green

Limits on runtimes Running jobs on a supercomputer can sometimes involve letting the job run for a long time. A long time in this instance is longer than the default expected maximum runtime for a particular type of job. At Cardiff we have 2 types of jobs which we have setup our supercomputer for. Serial
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Docking to Docker

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Thomas Green

Another month has passed and we have been very busy in ARCCA at Cardiff University with installation of the new hardware and installing new services. These are a few of the reasons why updates in the past few weeks have been infrequent but as I keep saying to myself: Must do better… However recently we
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