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”
My First few months working on Viper have offered me great insight into the world of HPC, from system administration to coding.
When I was first introduced to Viper I was wowed by its size and the noise from the cooling fans, it is essential to wear ear defenders if you’re in the room for any length of time! When working on a PC in the command line, it’s easy to feel detached from the fact that code/jobs are running on Viper! Continue reading “My First Months Working on Viper”