Work has continued on my Intern project, with the virtual cluster completed, I tested various different backup solutions to use with Ceph e.g. BackupPC and BorgBackup. I have also looked into benchmarking the Ceph cluster once installed using tools such as rados bench and fio. The Hard drives for the compute nodes have arrived for the cluster so the next stage will be installing the new hard drives into Viper’s compute nodes ready for the installation of Ceph. Continue reading “Projects, Placements and Fun”
The whole team participated in an ITIL Foundation Course. The 3-day ‘Marathon’ gave the whole team a great understanding in ITIL.
The training concluded with an ITIL Foundation exam and I’m pleased to report that everyone on the team passed!
Continue reading “Science Festival and ITIL”
Over the last month, the team and I have been working on numerous projects.
Earlier this month we received the final copy of the Video for the UCISA conference, the team were very impressed with the final video, and feel it gives a great overview of Viper. The video is available on YouTube:
Continue reading “Video Stars, Projects and Festival Planning”
January has been a busy month for the Viper team; involving website updates, filming a video, our first Viper user forum and HPC updates.
Over the holiday period Viper ticked over 7 million research core hours, the research community has reached this level in just 7 months since installation highlighting the amazing uptake. Continue reading “Benchmarking Viper”
The 2-day training course with Clustervision was very informative. The training covered all aspects of Viper from layout of racks to containers and start up and shutdown procedures and helpfully answered any questions we had. Continue reading “Formula One, Computing Insight, Curry and HPC”
Viper is the University of Hull’s first central High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. The culmination of a journey that started in 2012, Viper came online to users as a pilot service in June 2016. Within the university sector it is one of the leading High Performance Computing centres and the highest rated in the north of the UK.
Built on state of the art technology, Viper is already proving to be a key facility to many researchers, enabling new and novel approaches that wouldn’t have been possible before. Researchers across the university used more than 1.25 million core hours across nearly 100,000 jobs in the first month of operation. Continue reading “Welcome to Viper”