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Monthly Archives: September 2009

  • 2009Q4 Time Allocations

    2009Q4 Time Allocations

    2009Q4 Time Allocations The new Sun Constellation cluster, vayu, has come through the first two weeks of production use with flying colours so we will start charging for use on October 1st, coinciding with the installation of 2009Q4 grants. (Note that usage on vayu in 2009Q3 will be accounted "after the fact" for the purposes of usage reports.) The experience so far is that vayu provides around a factor of 2 performance improvement per cpu-core over AC and XE. Some applications do ... Read More

  • Notice of the start of vayu service

    Notice of the start of vayu service

    Notice of the start of vayu service The NCI NF has now accepted the first stage of the new Sun service and is in a position to transition users of the existing AC over to the new service. Since the AC compute service will end around Sept 22, it is in your interests to make this transition promptly. Details of the interim system can be found at http://nf.nci.org.au/facilities/vu/hardware.php and usage is described in the NF User Guide at http://nf.nci.org.au/facilities/userguide/ To connect to ... Read More

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