Compute Grid Tip of the Month - December 2017

December 5, 2017

Program crashing? What's going on?

Software will occasionally crash while working on the compute grid for apparently no reason, which can be very frustrating. The typical reaction is to launch the program again to continue one's work. But why did this happen in the first place? And will this happen again?

The most common problem is an Out of Memory error. As opposed to work on desktops or laptops, events on the compute grid are carefully...

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MariaDB server upgrade

July 27, 2017

We are excited to announce the upgrade to MariaDB version 10 will occur during the August 7th compute grid maintenance window. As a reminder, the grid maintenance window is from 8am to noon.

This upgrade will provide a number of benefits to our users, in the form of optimizations, bug fixes, and new engines. The optimizations will result in faster queries for both simple queries and more advanced queries that incorporate ordering or unions. The new engine choices will open new possibilities with regards to workflow, such as moving your text-searches into...

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Software Updates!

June 9, 2017

Later this month you should be receiving emails regarding software renewal update instructions if you are a HBS/Harvard licensed user of ArcGIS, Mathematica, Matlab, and SAS. Please be aware that these software packages will be expiring in July. Your cooperation in the renewal process is greatly appreciated. 

Additionally, we will add the open source software RStudio v1.0, R v3.3, and Python 3.x to the compute grid in the coming months. If there are other software packages that you'd like to use on the Grid, please ...

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