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Some thoughts on improved performance of an analysis job on a cluster like ECCO or SDSx

Here are some tips (some specific to ECCO/SDSx, some general) about improving performance of a typical social science analysis [...]

[ECCO] [SDS] SAS queue introduced, SAS software limited to one node

As previously announced, we have reduced our SAS licenses to one server on ECCO, one server on SDS. A new job submission queue (ECCO queues, SDSx queues) will route jobs to the appropriate [...]

High-performance computing for Economists 2015 edition

Second through fifth-year Economics graduate students (and interested faculty)

Please mark your calendars:

High-performance Computing for Economists August 17-19, 2015 (9:00am – 5:00pm) Ives 109

If you are required to attend TA training, you should not plan on attending the Wednesday session. Students from other Ph.D. programs are welcome on a space-available basis [...]

[ECCO] [SDS] Running NX3 client from web interface will no longer work

Due to the deprecation of certain plugins on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, the Java plugin that allows to install and run the web version of the NX client will no longer work. This does not affect the ability to use NX3 or NX4 desktop clients to connect to ECCO and SDS.

We are installing [...]

[SDS] [ECCO] Upcoming changes to SAS on compute nodes

It is license renewal season. In order to reduce our licensing expenditures on SAS, we are removing the ability to run SAS on any node.Convenience scripts (qsas, menu entry) will be updated, and should "just work". Those using custom qsub scripts will need to submit those to a 'sas' queue on ECCO or SDSx in [...]