Compute Grid Tip of the Month - May 2017

April 26, 2017

Parallel/Multicore Processing

Using multiple cores (CPUs) to analyze data is an efficient way to get more work done in less time. But this is true only under certain circumstances. By default, R, Python, and MATLAB can only use one core even on a multicore (multiCPU) machine, unless you specifically program them to use more. Stata, on the other hand, has been parallelized, so many of its functions can use more than one core, but only to a maximum of 75% efficiency overall. To get the most efficiency, its best to run your 'do' files in batch; if using the interactive GUI, Stata spends...

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Grid Maintenance - May 2017

April 26, 2017

This is a reminder that the monthly Grid maintenance is scheduled for Monday, May 1st, from 8am until 12pm.

How will this affect you?

  • All sessions to the login nodes will be terminated (including terminal and NoMachine sessions)
  • All interactive sessions will be terminated
  • You will not be able to login to the grid
  • You will not be able to use NoMachine
  • Modules installed under Python v2.6 that include compiled code may need to be reinstalled under the...
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New Python Modules Installed

April 3, 2017

The following base python modules were installed during the recent grid maintenance:

  • beautifulsoup4
  • click
  • flask
  • jinja2
  • requests
  • xlrd

Additional modules will be installed during the next grid maintenance on May 1st.