We’re streamlining HPC use for University of Adelaide Users

We’re streamlining HPC use for University of Adelaide Users
March 30, 2017 Lauren Attana

Please note: This only affects users from the University of Adelaide

With the introduction of the University of Adelaide’s Phoenix HPC, eRSA will cease providing our HPC service to University of Adelaide’s users to help streamline HPC use between both institutions. 

This means all your HPC services will be provided solely from the University of Adelaide’s ITS, effectively becoming a one stop for all your HPC needs.

How will this affect me and my current jobs? Users will be disabled from submitting any new jobs to the queue however current jobs will be allowed to finish.

When will my HPC access cease? You will be unable to use eRSA’s HPC as of 5pm (AEST) Friday 31 March 2017. Our Service Desk will continue to provide assistance with your HPC needs up until then.

What do I need to do? You will need to liasie with ITS to have space provisioned for you to transfer all of your home directory data.

We’re still here for the big (and small!), innovative stuff.

Outside of HPC, scratch and home, all services such as cloud and storage will continue as usual. We will also continue to provide you with cutting edge, bespoke, and out of the box solutions that most ITS services cannot provide.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Service Desk on 08 7228 6236, or email servicedesk@ersa.edu.au.

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    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
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