CCMS

Center for Computational Materials Science
Institute for Materials Research,
Tohoku University

Past News

  1. Past News (2020)
  2. Past News (2019)
  3. Past News (2018)

News (2020)

2020/ 6/25

[ for super computing system users ]

The Center news No.33 (in Japanese) is published.

2020/ 6/ 5

[ Repair work of the Large-scale parallel computing server ]

The repair work of the Large-scale parallel computing server has completed. The queue P_064 and DP_002 are also available.

2020/ 5/29

[ maintenance operation of the Large-scale parallel computing server ]

Following the cancellation of the emergency declaration, we will repair the Large-scale parallel computing server that was suspended from April 22. Because of this operation, the service of the Large-scale parallel computing server will be suspended during the following period.
Service suspension period: June 3 (Wed.) 9:00 -- June 5 (Fri.) 10:00, 2020

2020/ 5/13

[ maintenance operation of the supercomputing system ]

Service suspension period: May 25 (Mon.) 9:00 -- May 27 (Wed.) 10:00, 2020

2020/ 5/11

[ Update of SSH public key ]

We have deleted your old SSH public key at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. When you login to the supercomputing system after that, please re-create your public key on the public key registration system.

2020/ 4/28

[ stop the service of queues ]

Because of the system problem occurred on April 22, we stopped both of queue DP_002 and P_064. We will let you know after the service is resumed.

2020/ 4/22

[ system problem ]

In response to the emergency declaration over COVID-19, all staff and engineers who operate and maintain the supercomputing system work from home.
On the Large-scale parallel computing server, the following problem occurred today.
4/22 8:00: the temperature in the cabinet increased
4/22 11:50-12:20: 43 calculation nodes went down
Therefore, we stopped 117 calculation nodes including down 43 nodes to prevent the spread of the problem at 20:35.
In response to the emergency declaration over COVID-19, people from outside Miyagi prefecture are not permitted to come to our center in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. Then, we cannot repair them now and it is not able to predict when these nodes will be repaired.
We will let you know after these nodes work. We will announce information related to this problem on our web site.
We apologize for your inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2020/ 4/13

[ installation of application software ]

We have installed VASP 6.1 on our supercomputing system.

2020/ 3/25

[ installation of application software ]

We have installed following application software.
Large-scale parallel computing server:
・LAMMPS 3Mar20
Accelerator server:
・PGI compiler 18.10 and 19.10 (default version is 19.1)
・CUDA Toolkit 9.2.148 and 10.2.89 (default version is 9.0.176)
・LAMMPS 3Mar20
・Jupyter Notebook

2020/ 3/ 9

[ maintenance operation of the supercomputing system ]

Service suspension period: Mar. 23 (Mon.) 9:00 -- Mar. 25 (Wed.) 10:00, 2020

2020/ 2/13

[ installation of application software ]

We have installed following application software.
Large-scale parallel computing server:
・QUANTUM ESPRESSO 6.5
・OpenMX 3.9.1
Accelerator server:
・QUANTUM ESPRESSO 6.5

2020/ 1/29

[ installation of application software ]

We have installed following application software.
Large-scale parallel computing server:
・Intel compiler 19.1.0.166 (default version is 18.0.2.199)
・Intel MKL 19.1.0.166 (default version is 18.0.2.199)
・QuantumATK 2019.12
・LAMMPS 7Aug19
・Elk 6.3.2
・ALAMODE 1.1.0
・SALMON 1.2.1
・OCTOPUS 9.1
Accelerator server:
・Intel compiler 19.1.0.166 (default version is 18.0.2.199)
・Intel MKL 19.1.0.166 (default version is 18.0.2.199)
・LAMMPS 7Aug19
・Machine Learning Environment (Chainer, Keras, Caffe, DIGITS)
Parallel computing and informatics server:
・QuantumATK NanoLab 2019.12

2020/ 1/27

[ Information of seminar ]

We are planning to organize seminar for applied case of supercomputer.
Date: Feb. 19th (Wed.) 14:00-15:30, 2020
Place: IMR, 2nd Bldg., 1F, Lounge
Please see agenda for this seminar.

2020/ 1/10

[ maintenance operation of the supercomputing system ]

Because of power outage and the maintenance operation, we will stop the service of the supercomputing system during the following periods.
Service suspension period: Jan. 24 (Fri.) 13:00 -- Jan. 29 (Wed.) 10:00, 2020