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

PDSF Site Report

May 14, 2018, 11:20 AM
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
Site Reports Site reports


Georg Rath (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)


PDSF, the Parallel Distributed Systems Facility, was moved to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab from Oakland CA in 2016. The cluster has been in continuous operation since 1996 serving high energy physics research. The cluster is a tier-1 site for Star, a tier-2 site for Alice and a tier-3 site for Atlas.

This site report will describe lessons learned and challenges met, when migrating from Univa GridEngine to the Slurm scheduler, experiences running containerized software stacks using Shifter, as well as upcoming changes to systems management and the future of PDSF.

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Primary author

Georg Rath (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)


James Botts (LBNL) Jeff Porter (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US)) Jan Balewski (NERSC) Douglas Jacobsen (NERSC) Lisa Gerhardt (LBNL) Tina Declerck (NERSC) Tony Quan (LBL) Mr Ershaad Basheer (NERSC)

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