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
We have been working diligently on implementing a solution for fine-grained backup of research databases which will complement the standard nightly system backup. We have posted our first draft of the backup plan on the MariaDB section of our website, and we invite your comments
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