May 14 – 18, 2018
University of Wisconsin-Madison
America/Chicago timezone

PDSF - Current Status and Migration to Cori

May 16, 2018, 4:10 PM
Chamberlin Hall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Chamberlin Hall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, USA 43°4'25.8024''N 89°24'18.7776''W 43.073834, -89.405216
Computing & Batch Services Computing and batch systems


Tony Quan (LBL)


PDSF, the Parallel Distributed Systems Facility, has been in continuous operation since 1996 serving high energy physics research.  It is currently a tier-1 site for Star, a tier-2 site for Alice and a tier-3 site for Atlas. We are in the process of migrating PDSF workload from commodity cluster to the Cori a Cray XC40 system.
 The process will involve preparing containers that will allow PDSF community to effectively move workloads between systems and other HPC centers. We are in the discovering process of optimizing serial jobs in a parallel environment. The goal is to minimize service interruptions as we shut down the existing PDSF by the second half of 2019.

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