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Lead HPC Systems Operations Engineer

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:36

Title: Lead HPC Systems Operations Engineer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-20
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-21
Job Summary: As our Lead HPC Systems Operations Engineer, you will work as part of a team to: Lead the operations of researher-focused HPC systems overseeing a team of systems administrators and engineers; define enhancements and provide engineered system solutions for HPC operations; identify requirements and lead implementation projects to improve HPC operations and researcher utilization; deliver HPC systems documentation and compliance to support research and education; and, investigate complex HPC system problems and/or user issues and lead innovative solution approaches. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Master’s degree preferred) or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or educa!
tion and competencies are required for higher level jobs.
Job URL:
Job Location: State College, PA
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-07-20
Job Posting Type: Job
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Graphics System Programmer

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:34

Title: Graphics System Programmer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-20
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-21
Job Summary: The Graphics Systems Programmer is responsible for integration and development of graphics software at the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV). The Graphics Systems Programmer will contribute to research and application development activities in various inter-disciplinary scientific projects. The focus of the position is to provide targeted support for research using one of Brown’s two advanced virtual reality (VR) systems, the Cave and YURT, as well as supporting emerging commodity based head mounted displays (HMDs). The Graphics System Programmer is expected to help maintain a portfolio of general purpose VR applications, port applications to the VR systems, and design and code new applications. Secondary responsibilities include providing support for general purpose visualization on the desktop, as well as provide expert knowledge on advanced visualization trends and techniques. It is expected the Graphics System Programmer will also provide !
general Linux support on the CCV systems and visualization infrastructure, and will provide a conduit for the High Performance Computing (HPC) users to transition to using advanced visualization techniques.
Job URL:
Job Location: Providence, RI
Institution: Brown University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-07-20
Job Posting Type: Job
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SDSC Comet: Job submission issues resolved

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:06

We are currently seeing issues with job submissions on Comet. We are looking into the scheduler processes and will update once the issue is resolved. Please email if you have any questions.

Stampede 1 status, July 19, 2017

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:08

The Stampede1 system is back available to users, however, the /work filesystem remains offline for system maintenance. To prevent queued jobs from failing, all current pending user jobs were held. If your jobs do not require the /work filesystem, use the command "scontrol release " with your specific job numbers in place of

Stampede 2 status, July 19, 2017

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:39

The Stampede2 system is back available to users, however, the /work filesystem remains offline for system maintenance. To prevent queued jobs from failing, all current pending user jobs were held. If your jobs do not require the /work filesystem, use the command "scontrol release " with your specific job numbers in place of

XSEDE New User Training

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:24

The XSEDE new user training is a 90 minute webinar providing general overview and reference information for first-time users of XSEDE resources at any of XSEDE’s service providers. This session is particularly targeted at users who have just received their first allocation on XSEDE. It is not intended to teach programming, numerical methods, or computational science, but rather to provide a quick tour of what XSEDE has to offer.

Topics covered will include:

- Overview of XSEDE resources and services
- How to sign on to / access XSEDE systems and the Common User Environment
- Moving data in and out of XSEDE
- Basics of running jobs
- XSEDE User Portal training and documentation resources
- How to get help
- Extended and Collaborative support
- Software availability
- Allocations

Significant time will be allotted for Q&A. This webcast is free, and open to all users or prospective users of XSEDE resources. Participants will receive instructions via email on how to access the webcast. This session will begin at 1PM Eastern time Tuesday, August 29th.

Coordinator for Outreach and Communications

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:44

Title: Coordinator for Outreach and Communications
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-18
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-19
Job Summary: The Center for Research Computing (CRC) Department at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Coordinator for Outreach and Communications. This position provides outreach to researchers within the University, especially to communities that are not traditional users of advanced cyberinfrastructure. The Coordinator will be responsible for generating the media to promote the Center’s research consultation and education services and compile success stories arising from these services. This position serves within the CRC team, which is comprised of advanced computing experts from various domains; he/she will report to the Director of the Center.
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Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Requisition Number: 0135287
Posting Date: 2017-07-18
Job Posting Type: Job
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High Performance Computing System Analyst

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:44

Title: High Performance Computing System Analyst
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-18
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-19
Job Summary: The Division of Information Technology ( is the chief provider of technology infrastructure, services and applications at GW. The Division partners with stakeholders across GW to equip students, staff and faculty with the technology know how and tools necessary to achieve academic excellence. The High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems Administrator a part of the Planning and Strategic Initiatives – Research Technology Services department and is responsible for assisting the Sr. HPC Systems Administrator with the administration and operation of GW’s HPC cluster, ensuring system operability regulatory, and service level compliance.
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Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Institution: George Washington University
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-07-18
Job Posting Type: Job
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Jetstream Atmosphere scheduled maintenance - July 25th

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:30

Jetstream’s Atmosphere interface will be offline on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 12pm Eastern through 8pm Eastern for upgrades/enhancements.

Existing/running instances will still be available via ssh. API users will not be affected by this upgrade.
Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Director of Data Science and Analytics

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:24

Title: Director of Data Science and Analytics
Deadline to Apply: 2017-08-01
Deadline to Remove: 2017-08-02
Job Summary: The Director of Data Science and Analytics is responsible for identifying research opportunities, coordinating research projects, and assembling research teams and executing projects. This position is responsible for developing and managing research programs that advance RENCI’s mission in data science. This includes developing research proposals to federal agencies, foundations, and state and local governments that support research at the convergence of domain sciences, data science and analytics. The Director will have an overall understanding of RENCI’s capabilities, and will work to advance these capabilities and will coordinate research projects that are across research groups. She/he will identify and recommend scientific and technological directions for RENCI based on institution-wide goals. She/he will direct and manage the RENCI data science and analytics group. The Director will interact with campus faculty and other external stakeholders to advance RENCI’s mission in the research and practice the application of advanced data science and analytics infrastructure to enable and accelerate domain sciences.
Job URL:
Job Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Institution: Renaissance Computing Institute
Requisition Number: 01001735
Posting Date: 2017-06-30
Job Posting Type: Job
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Senior High Performance Computing Developer

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:20

Title: Senior High Performance Computing Developer
Deadline to Apply: 2017-07-12
Deadline to Remove: 2017-07-13
Job Summary: The Research Computing (RC) department is looking for a Senior Developer with depth of experience in FORTRAN/C++ and parallel programming. This position is part of a $3 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the speed, capability and accuracy of a program called MFIX-DEM, an open-source code for modeling multiphase fluid dynamics. As the Senior Developer, you’ll collaborate closely with the “MFIX-Exa” project, part of the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP). The ECP, in turn, is part of DOE’s PathForward program for high-performance computing development. You can learn more about the DOE grant here: CU Boulder Today DOE and CU Boulder. And you can learn more about the ECP here: ECP and MFIX-exa here: MFIX NETL. In this position, you will work in a highly collaborative environment that includes developers, engineers, and scientists from CU-Boulder, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL). Most of the development work will be done on a new release of the MFIX-DEM code called MFIX-exa. MFIX-exa is a rewrite that modernizes MFIX-DEM. MFIX-exa builds on the AMReX software framework for massively parallel block-structured adaptive meshes. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, committed developer to totally revise and improve the performance and speed of this key modelling application for enhanced particle flow with broad applications across multiple sectors.
Job URL:
Job Location: Boulder, CO
Institution: University of Colorado
Requisition Number:
Posting Date: 2017-07-07
Job Posting Type: Job
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Computational Science Applications Specialist

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:19

Title: Computational Science Applications Specialist
Deadline to Apply: 2017-07-29
Deadline to Remove: 2017-07-30
Job Summary: We seek (2) research applications specialists with a background in computational science and engineering to support research activities undertaken at the University of Michigan, as a staff member of the Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research unit (CSCAR). These individuals will primarily work on research software applications in close support of U-M researchers whose work involves creating integrated software packages and will help develop readable, reliable, and efficient scientific software. Successful candidates will be expected to support the research activities of a project in the Department of Mechanical Engineering that will develop software for computational materials science (80%), while supporting the broad consulting and training activities of CSCAR (20%).
Job URL:
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Institution: University of Michigan
Requisition Number: 144073
Posting Date: 2017-07-07
Job Posting Type: Job
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Stampede 2 status, July 7, 2017

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:03

The Stampede 2 /scratch filesystem currently has two storage targets unavailable which could cause hangs or I/O errors if users try to access files on those targets. Administrators are working to restore the two targets and an update to user news will be posted once the problem has been resolved.

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - August 15, 2017 - OpenMP

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:13

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites, given below.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Kennesaw State University
  • George Mason University
  • Tufts University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • University of Iowa
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Yale University
  • Howard University
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Arizona
  • Iowa State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville – National Institute for Computational Sciences

Register by going to:

Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at

Tuesday, August 15
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:30 It’s a Multi-core World
12:00 Intro to OpenMP
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro Cont.
4:15 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn

Recent updates from XCI

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:22

On May 26, 2017 the Globus team announced that Support for open source Globus Toolkit will end as of January 2018; The Globus cloud service and Globus Connect are unaffected. This announcement does not affect XSEDE’s use of Globus file transfer and sharing cloud service (SaaS), Globus Auth identity and access management service, or the Globus Connect products. At the end of 2018 Globus will discontinue maintenance and security patches for these XSEDE components: GridFTP server from source or RPM, GSI-OpenSSH, MyProxy, Globus Toolkit client (includes globus-url-copy), and GRAM5. Over the coming months the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team, in coordination with other XSEDE teams, the Globus team, and external national and international cyber-infrastructure providers and collaborators will explore the full impact of this change and prepare plans to maintain important functionality. We invite XSEDE staff and the XSEDE community to send related requirements and questions by August 2017 to using the “Subject: Globus Toolkit Support Changes”. To participate in online Q&A forum discussion on this topic please visit:

XSEDE Information Services contains metadata about XSEDE federated HPC, HTC, storage, visualization, and cloud resources; the software and services hosted on those resources; and XSEDE central services. The metadata includes static descriptive information and dynamic status information. A RESTful API enables software to access this information to present to users or to enable intra-software interactions. To help developers, new RESTful API documentation has been released at:

The PEARC17 paper “The Community Software Repository from XSEDE: A Resource for the National Research Community” is now available. This paper describes what motivated the Community Software Repository (CSR), what it provides to users, cyberinfrastructure operators, software operators and integrators, and developers, and planned future improvements to the CSR. The paper will be presented at the PEARC17 conference on Thursday July 13 at 12:00pm in the Strand 12 room.

The PEARC17 paper “Flexible Enforcement of Multi-factor Authentication with SSH via Linux-PAM for Federated Identity Users​” is now available. This is paper describes the implementation of flexible enforcement of Duo multi-factor authentication with SSH via Linux-PAM for XSEDE federated identity users on PSC’s Bridges supercomputer. The paper will be presented at the PEARC17 conference on Thursday July 13 at 10:00am in the Strand 11 room.

We want your software ideas! If you have ideas on new software and software based services that would help you use cyber infrastructure more effectively, or how XSEDE could improve existing software and services, please send them to The mission of the XSEDE Community Infrastructure (XCI) team is to enable users to leverage national CI using advanced software and services. We look forward to your input.

XSEDE Single Sign-On Hub - Brief Down Time 7/6/17

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:19

There will brief down time for the XSEDE SSO Hub (, scheduled for 7:00am EDT Thursday, July 6, 2017. Service should return within a few minutes.

Please email should you experience any problems after the down time period has ended.

Bridges Maintenance July 5, 8AM to July 6, 8PM EST

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 14:30

Bridges will be unavailable on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 8:00AM thru Thursday, July 6, 8:00PM for scheduled maintenance.

Please note that if your job requests an amount of walltime which could
potentially conflict with this maintenance period, it will not be
scheduled until after the machine returns.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact

PSC User Services

SDSC Comet: Lustre filesystem issues

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 15:43

We are currently seeing some problems with the network to the storage servers for the Lustre filesystems (/oasis/scratch/comet, /oasis/projects/nsf). This is causing intermittent access issues on both filesystems. We will update once the problem is resolved. Please email if you have any questions.

Linux CIuster Institute (LCI) Workshop

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 08:58

Advanced Training Available in August at the Intermediate Linux CIuster Institute (LCI) Workshop

For the first time, LCI is offering an Intermediate Workshop that will offer more in-depth training on running HPC computing clusters. If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you!

August 14-18, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
More information:

In just five days you will:
• Strengthen your overall knowledge of HPC system administration
• Focus in depth on file systems and storage, HPC networks, and job schedulers
• Get hands-on training and discuss real-life stories with experienced HPC administrators

Those who have attended an Introductory LCI workshop in the past are especially encouraged to attend!

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages are provided daily at LCI workshops as part of your registration fee!

Contact Leslie Froeschl at with any questions!

Science Gateways Bootcamp -- Applications Accepted Through 7/28/17!

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 07:56

The Science Gateways Community Institute’s Incubator team is offering an intensive Bootcamp that will take place October 2-6, 2017 at the Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis, IN.

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway is designed for leaders of innovative digital offerings, sometimes called gateways, who are seeking to further develop and scale their work.

Participants will engage in hands-on activities to help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders and to create a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan. The Bootcamp will include:

Core business strategy skills
Technology best practices
Long-term sustainability strategies

By the end of the Bootcamp, participants will have developed a working hypothesis of their sustainability strategy and identified the key action steps to get there.

Applications will be accepted through 7/28/2017.

Read about the experiences of our first cohort of Bootcamp attendees here: