Hawk Routine Maintenance Schedule & 6th Feb Outage

Now Hawk is in full production, it is important to have a routine maintenance window to undertake core updates and modifications to the computing infrastructure. This will be a regular monthly maintenance window scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. The initial session is planned for¬†Wednesday 6th February, during which time the cluster should […]

HPC Wales User & Project Migration

For all users of HPC Wales systems, We are pleased to inform you that the first of the new Supercomputing Wales systems is now available for general access & use. This first system is the ‘Hawk’ system and is for the use of Cardiff and Bangor users only at this time. The second system, which […]

Service Update, March 2018 / Diweddariad Gwasanaeth, Mawrth 2018

The following email was dispatched to active registered users on 7th March 2018: ¬† Dear Colleagues Following up from previous email updates (https://goo.gl/cy1uv3), we are now in the final stages of preparation to accommodate the Phase 1 system installation in mid-March 2018. Based on current timetables, Supercomputing Wales (SCW) and ARCCA staff will need to […]

Cardiff HTC Cluster Upgrade Outage: 17-19 May 2016

The upgraded software stack that has been deployed over the last 8 months to HPCW systems has proven reliable and capable. Stack related issues have reduced substantially and system availability/user experience has improved as a result. It is therefore time to complete the transition to the new stack by upgrading the Cardiff HTC cluster to […]

Swansea Cooling Failure -> Compute Disabled

On Sunday, we suffered an air conditioning failure at Swansea. The compute nodes have therefore been disabled at this time, whilst login and storage remains available. We apologise very sincerely for the inconvenience. Update @1200 Monday: We are awaiting site attendance by the cooling maintenance providers and will update later this afternoon when more news […]

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 Now Available

The latest Update 4 version of the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 has now been installed and made available to all users. This provides Intel Compilers, Intel MPI and Intel MKL as well as other less widely used software. This includes the latest bug fixes and optimizations from Intel, which may be relevant and beneficial […]