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 [...]
Thanks to an alert user, we detected a bug in the SAS readin code used on ECCO for the QWI CSV files. The variable industry was miscoded as demogrp. The files are being regenerated. [Update: they are now available]
We have installed a new tool to manage varying software environments: module. Upcoming R and Matlab upgrades will require the use of that command in your qsub jobs (point-and-click interactive sessions will be automatically updated). [...]
The SAS license was updated for 2013/2014 on ECCO and the SDS.
We will be progressively removing the state-specific SAS-formatted files of older QWI releases on compute nodes of the SSG. The CSV files remain available. The most recent two releases will also remain available.