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  • Blue Waters Notice: update to bwpy Python module post-upgrade

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-17 21:37:42 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters partners; We would like to inform you that the default bwpy has been changed to version 1.2.4. This version fixes some internal linking problems introduced by the recent system and programming environment update. This release contains several fixes and additional packages from bwpy/1.2.0 that was released July 5th including: pygpu for...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance: Return to Service

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-16 19:43:38 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Blue Waters has been returned to service after a security update and programming environment update. CUDA 9.1 is now available as the default cudatoolkit but with gcc/4.9.3 remaining as the default GNU compiler. The default programming environment otherwise did not change to allow for an extended transition to...
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  • Rescheduled: Next Blue Waters User Call Tuesday, July 17th at 1PM Central

    Created by: gbauer 2018-07-15 21:50:26 (Channels: general|softwareupdate)

    The July User Call has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 17th at 1PM Central in order to better communicate the changes that will take place during the maintenance on Monday, July 16th; at which time CUDA 9.1 and a new Programming Environment will be installed. During the rescheduled call we will discuss:  Recent Events Recent Changes CUDA...
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  • Blue Waters Scheduled Maintenance Update

    Created by: jenos 2018-07-13 11:57:54 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Please note the following scheduled maintenance update: The scheduled maintenance for CUDA 9.1 deployment on Blue Waters has been expanded to a near full system service outage that will span 13 hours on Monday July 16th, from 9am to 10pm. This adjustment will eliminate the need for an additional...
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  • Blue Waters XK (GPU) resource and HPSS Nearline resources will be unavailable from 9am to 12pm on Monday July 16th

    Created by: kingda 2018-07-09 09:08:10 (Channels: scheduledoutages|systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters Users, Blue Waters XK compute resource and HPSS ncsa#Nearline resource will be undergoing maintenance Monday (July 16th) morning beginning at 9 AM. The XK compute nodes are anticipated to be unavailable for up to 3 hours. The login nodes and XE compute resource will remain in service. A new Programming Environment will be installed...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: updates to bwpy Python module

    Created by: gbauer 2018-06-22 14:48:49 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    Blue Waters partners; On Tuesday June 26th the default module version for bwpy will change from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1. This is a minor release change to address: Fixes for Jupyter notebook's python3 kernel Add XML::LibXML to make bwpy's Perl more compatible with the system Perl Add Horovod for testing (unstable). A new version of bwpy/1.2.0 is now available for...
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  • Blue Waters notice: Container software re-enabled on Blue Waters

    Created by: gbauer 2018-05-09 16:25:31 (Channels: systemnotices|softwareupdate)

    We are pleased to announce that the container software package Shifter and its associated service have been re-enabled on Blue Waters. Shifter was checked for vulnerabilities and none were found. To avoid concern, a patch was applied, and Shifter has been updated and re-enabled. Please see the Shifter page on the portal for...
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  • Blue Waters Notice: Updates to bwpy Python module

    Created by: gbauer 2018-03-30 17:25:09 (Channels: softwareupdate)

    The Blue Waters Python module, bwpy, has just received a major update. The default python has been changed from python2 to python3. All scripts which are not compatible with both major versions should explicitly use python2 or python3. See https://python3statement.org/ for information on major package developer support timelines. The pypy and pypy3 interpreters are...
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