Based on both research computing trends and recommendations from the HBS research computing environment assessment, Research Computing Services (RCS) has been working closely with HBS IT to make improvements to our local compute grid. We are happy to announce that we are planning to officially open the new, improved compute grid in the fall. Be on the lookout for more information as the opening transition approaches.
Presently we will begin deeper testing, and we welcome researchers who would like to help participate and meet certain usage criteria. ... Read more about New Grid 2.5
Later this month you should receive emails from RCS regarding software renewal update instructions if you are an HBS/Harvard licensed user of MATLAB, Mathematica, and SAS. Please note that you may start to receive expiration notices when launching the software, which you can ignore; or you may be required to sign into your account with the software vendor to refresh or reactivate your license. We are working very closely with the vendors to expedite this update process as best as possible.
RCS would like to congratulate class of 2018 graduates! In preparation to leave HBS, we'd like to bring to your attention the following RCS-related departure checklist that may require action on your part before losing network access on June 30th.
HBS licenses – Have you removed HBS-issued research software?
Research Computing Services will be performing maintenance on the database server beginning Monday, June 18th. We expect to complete the work and have the server back on line by June 20th. We will contact you when the server is ready.
During the maintenance window, you will not be able to log on to the server or have access to your database(s).
In preparation for the maintenance, we will have all databases backed up by June 11th. Backup operations should not affect use of your database unless you are actively loading data. Please...
This is a reminder that the next monthly Grid maintenance is scheduled for Monday, May 7th, from 8am until 12pm. In addition to our usual maintenance routines, Maria DB will be shut down during this time.
Large Files Support (LFS) is now available for Git on the Compute Grid
For those who use the version control tool Git, we are happy to announce the that Git LFS plugin (Large File System) is now available for use. This plugin allows you to store large files in your repo AND push them to remote hosts that supports LFS, like GitHub.com. On GitHub.com, without LFS, warnings are given when pushing files larger than 50 MB, and blocked if larger than 100 MB. Pushed files are limited to 2 GB max.