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2024 April 9
DIT is pleased to offer introductory HPC workshops in April 2024:
25 April 2024, 12:00-3:00PM:   Introduction to High-Performance Computing at UMD
22/29 April 2024, 12:00-2:00PM:   Introduction to High-Performance Computing (Part 1: using the Open-OnDemand web portal; Part 2: using command-line shell)
2023 December 15
DIT is pleased to offer another series of introductory workshops in January 2024:

16 Jan 2024, 1:00-4:30PM:   Introduction to High-Performance Computing at UMD
17 Jan 2024, 1:00-4:30PM:   Introduction to Unix and shell scripting
18 Jan 2024, 1:00-4:30PM:   Introduction to Compiling Software on HPC
19 Jan 2024, 1:00-4:30PM:   Introduction to Software Parallelization on HPC
22 Jan 2024, 1:00-4:30PM:   Introduction to Python on HPC
2023 November 1
DIT is pleased to offer a 2-hours hands-on workshop on Monday, Nov.20, 2023, at 12-2 pm: Deep Learning Fundamentals using MATLAB.
2023 June 12
DIT is pleased to offer a series of all-day workshops covering introductory topics, augmented by introductions to Matlab toolboxes. The series is open to all interested members of the UMD community; registration is required.
July 3    9:00AM: Introduction to High-Performance Computing at UMD
July 3    1:30PM: Introduction to Unix and shell scripting
July 11   9:00AM: Python on HPC
July 11   1:30PM: Integration of Matlab and Python
July 18   9AM-5PM: Parallel Computing with MATLAB
July 25   9AM-5PM: MATLAB Machine Learning/Statistics and Deep Learning toolboxes
Aug 1    9AM-5PM: Compiling Software on HPC
Aug 8    9AM-5PM: Software Parallelization on HPC
2023 May 10
DIT is pleased to offer another introductory workshop on May 30: Introduction to High-Performance Computing at UMD,
and a HPC and Matlab workshop series in July (introduction to HPC and Unix (7/3); integration of Matlab and Python (7/11); Matlab Parallel Server (7/18); tools for Machine Learning and Deep Learning (7/25, TBA). Detailed information will be provided by the end of May.
2022 Aug 18
Zaratan is finally here! Over the next few weeks we will be contacting users on an allocation by allocation basis to start migrating users from Deepthought2 to Zaratan. Deepthought2 will be retired by the end of September. A summary page listing major differences between the two clusters has been provided to help ease the transition.
2022 Mar 15
DIT is pleased to offer additional introductory workshops in March/April 2022, including a workshop on Quantum Algorithms. For details and registration see: The introductory in-person(!) workshops are offered to anyone who is interested in these topics.
2022 Feb 4
DIT is pleased to offer a series of introductory workshops in February/March 2022 and for the first time a workshop on Practical Quantum Computing. For details and registration see: The introductory workshops (webinars) are especially for users of our clusters with limited HPC and/or Unix experience. The (virtual) workshop on Practical Quantum Computing is offered to anyone who is interested in this emerging field.
2021 November 15-19
In November, 2021, the University of Maryland will once again hosted booth at the annual Supercomputing conference, SC21 in St. Louis, MO. For more information, see here.
2021 Feb 05
Due to a cooling failure in the data center housing Deepthought2, the cluster had been shut down for protection from about 8:10 AM to about 9:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
2020 Nov 10
Part 2 of the virtual MATLAB workshop (scheduled for 11/17/20) has been postponed due to technical problems. When the problems are solved, we will inform the HPC users about the new date (latest in Jan.2021).
2020 Oct 30
The "rolling upgrade" of the Deepthought2 cluster from RHEL6 to RHEL8 is going ahead full steam. About 60% of the compute nodes have already been upgraded. As of the morning of Friday, 30 Oct 2020, we are switching the default behaviors to favor RHEL8. In particular,
WARNING

Note: The host key for login.deepthought2.umd.edu has changed. You likely will see a scary looking message when attempting to ssh stating that the "REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!". You should never ignore such messages, but in this case it is likely not an issue. Please see the list valid key fingerprints for login nodes, and compare that the fingerprint in the ssh error message matches. If so, it is safe to remove the "offending" key listed in the ssh error (i.e. the error should state something like Offending RSA key in /home/payerle/.ssh/known_hosts:5.

You can remove the offending key with the command ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/known_hosts -R login.deepthought2.umd.edu or just open the file and delete the line indicated after the colon (:) in the error message (5 in this case); the line should begin with login.deepthought2.umd.edu.

You can then ssh again. You will likely get a slightly less scary warning from ssh, this time saying it cannot establish the authenticity of the host, and again give a host key fingerprint. If it is the same fingerprint as before or another valid fingerprint in the list valid key fingerprints for login nodes, you can just respond yes and ssh will continue to the login node (and will record the fingerprint for future reference).

See this section for more information on the RHEL6 to RHEL8 upgrade.

2020 Oct 22
DIT is pleased to offer a virtual MATLAB workshop on November 10 (part 1) and November 17(part 2). Part 1 will address code parallelization in general and is open to all MATLAB users at UMD. Part 2 will focus on using MATLAB Parallel Server on our HPC clusters. For details and registration see Parallel Computing with MATLAB Workshop 2020.
2020 Sep 1
We are starting a rolling upgrade of the Deepthought2 cluster's operating system, going from the rather old RHEL6 to RHEL8. At this time, one login node and about a dozen compute nodes are running RHEL8. We are hoping to have about half of the nodes running RHEL8 by 15 Oct, and about 90% by 15 Nov. The goal is to have the entire cluster running RHEL8 by 1 Jan 2021.

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