19 articles Research Computing

Cluster: Point-of-Contact (POC) List

See the responsibilities of the Point-of-Contact (POC) here. POCs are an important part of the shared governance structure of the Duke Compute Cluster, and they play a role in the efficient administration and security of the system overall. For information regarding POCs that is contained in the KnowledgeBase, use this search link: https://knowledge.oit.duke.edu/?cat=858&s=poc Group name PI,…

Research Toolkits: Overview of process to create VMs or other services

Research Toolkits (https://rtoolkits.web.duke.edu) is a source for virtual machines, data storage space, and other research-related computational resources for Duke researchers. By default, regular rank faculty have access to the website and have an allocation of CPU-core, RAM, and storage resources to use at their discretion. Current allocations of CPU, RAM, and storage are available here [https://oit.duke.edu/help/articles]. The…

Research Toolkits: Allocations for use in the services

Research Toolkits (https://rtoolkits.web.duke.edu) allocates a base of CPU-cores, RAM, and storage to regular rank faculty. As of fall semester (academic year 2016-17), regular rank faculty have allocations of 4 CPU-cores, 40 GB of random access memory (RAM), and 100 GB of data storage. These allocations can be consumed using services provided through the Research Toolkits…

Cluster: GPUs for “common” use can be removed from availability on the Duke Compute Cluster

Because GPU-enabled nodes on the Duke Compute Cluster are also allocated for special projects, they may be removed from the gpu-common partition. This may mean that jobs running on the shared GPU machines would be interrupted. GPUs are useful in other computing environments such for research using highly sensitive data or for research with software…