Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Logo

Check it out!!! The idea of converting ASCII art back into an image seems counter intuitive though…… Advertisements

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Because the speed of SFTP is quite limited due to the encryption requirement, I have decided to open limited FTP access to the server. All registered users can now access the server using their chosen FTP client (FileZilla is recommended

Posted in Security, Upgrades

NFS help needed

Home directories are being shared amongst nodes via NFS, however I have not managed to properly configure any sort of username management to fix problems with permissions and ownership. As a result, files are displayed as owned by “nobody” on

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Licensing Issues

Unfortunately bc247 is not yet equipped with the ability to probe license servers before starting jobs. It is hoped that a system similar to the License Shadowing Daemon used on the NCI clusters can be implemented. For the mean time,

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I have created a new crontab that takes a snapshot of all the pbsnodes at 1:00AM every morning and dumps it into /var/log/pbsnodes/pbsnodes-yyyymmdd where yyyymmdd is the date the snapshot was taken. This will help track nodes that aren’t booting,

Posted in Upgrades

Fixed single thread problem

After many successful jobs run on the cluster, it was recently shown to me that StarCCM was printing an error message that the program is trying to run four threads, however the system only had a single thread. I had

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