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Linux & Scientific Computing – Physics & Astronomy

Linux & Scientific Computing – Physics & Astronomy

Updates and news about Scientific Computing and Linux computational facilities in the School of Physics & Astronomy

Author: David McKain

We’ve made a wee change to hopefully improve the performance of the OpenBLAS linear algebra library on our newer Linux hosts, including our newest Slurm compute nodes. Read on to find out more.

We’ve recently made one of our Linux compute hosts available as a “walk-in” host for all staff & PhD students in the School of Physics & Astronomy. It’s called staffrun01. Read on to find out more about how to use it.

We’ve been providing Microsoft’s “native” Linux Teams client on all of our Ubuntu Linux desktop PCs – including the CPLab PCs used for our undergraduate & MSc teaching – since we first rolled out our Ubuntu Linux Platform back in 2020. In September 2022, Microsoft announced that they’d be retiring their Linux Teams client in […]

After many years of tireless service, we’re finally going to retire our old SGE Compute Cluster in favour of our newer compute facilities – in particular our new Slurm Compute Cluster. This blog post outlines the timetable and rationale for this work, and provides some guidance to help you prepare for this change.

We’ve packaged up the latest version (2022.10) of Anaconda for our School’s Ubuntu Linux Platform, and we’ll shortly be rolling this out to all of our Ubuntu Linux hosts ahead of the start of Semester 2.


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