HBSGrid Live Demo on Tuesday, 10/6/20: Configuring Your NoMachine and HBSGrid Environment

October 1, 2020

From logging in to running applications to working with files and storage, using the HBSGrid is akin to having another desktop or laptop computer: working there can either be a breeze or a major time sink. So why not customize it to make your work more frictionless?

On Tuesday, October 6, 2–3 PM Eastern Time, we'll walk through a number of customization and configuration changes one can make to multiple touch points (NoMachine, Gnome, Nautilus, shell) that will save your time and sanity. We encourage any...

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Recent Improvements to the HBSGrid: September 2020 edition

September 18, 2020

Monday's HBSGrid maintenance was another important update to provide expanded computing capabilities in our research computing environment:

Updated/New Programs and User Experience Improvements for NoMachine Users:

Researchers using the HBSGrid cluster via NoMachine now have MATLAB R2020a, Mathematica v12.1, and StatTransfer v15 available via the Applications menus. We will continue to install additional programs to make the environment more usable. And also are working on improving the look, feel, and usability of the remote desktop experience.


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Live HBSGrid Demos

July 9, 2020

Software modules have arrived on the HBSGrid! The modules provide users with flexible access to multiple versions of software (e.g., Python 2.7, Python 3.6, etc.), software in home folders and project folders, and settings defaults for specific projects. One no longer has to use only the software version that was previously installed on the Grid.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 2 PM, Bob Freeman will present a special live demo on how to start using these modules,...

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HBSGrid Environment Changes for 7/6/2020

July 7, 2020

The following changes are being made to the HBSGrid cluster and storage, effective 7/6/2020:

Software Updates

We have installed License updates for:

  • SAS
  • StatTransfer
  • Mathematica
  • AMPL/Knitro

We have installed Version updates to:

  • MATLAB has been updated to r2020a (from r2019a)
  • StatTransfer has been updated to v15 (from 14.1)
  • Mathematica has been updated to 12 (from 11.2)


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Resolving RSTUDIO_WHICH_R issue

September 20, 2019

Since moving to Grid v2.5 we offer R v3.5.1 centrally, which might be more new than what you have in your home directory. And the RStudio launch script from the NoMachine drop-down menu will run our centrally-installed RStudio (also newer).

If you had used a local R install (== miniconda in your home folder), to transition to the central one, you'll need to do the following:

1) if your .bashrc or .bash_profile had a command to export the RSTUDIO_WHICH_R, please comment out this line and then restart all...

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