Research Computing for the University of Alaska
The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center operates supercomputers and large-scale storage systems for use by the University of Alaska community. ARSC provides a lab and classroom, Web services, software, and a variety of supporting systems. The faculty and staff of ARSC provide guidance to utilize these tools for computationally-based science, engineering and discovery.
ARSC Office Holiday Openings and Closures
ARSC office openings and closures are planned for the following dates during the upcoming 2013 Winter Holiday season:
ARSC Offices will be open and lightly staffed on:
- Monday and Tuesday, December 23rd and 24th
- Monday and Tuesday, December 30th and 31st
ARSC Offices will be closed in alignment with the UAF holidays and closure period:
- Wednesday through Sunday, December 25th - 29th
- Wednesday through Sunday, January 1st - 5th, 2014
Critical systems monitoring and response will continue 24x7 during the entire Holiday season, however inquiries to the ARSC Helpdesk and non-critical system outages will be handled during the next scheduled business day.
*** Unscheduled Bigdipper Downtime, December 10, 2013 ***
The $ARCHIVE filesystem, bigdipper, has been taken offline due to an unexpected hardware failure on Tuesday December 10th. Efforts to restore system functioning are continuing.
Access to $ARCHIVE files, /projects files, and Web Services will be offline while the bigdipper is being restored.
Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the issue.
Active System Maintenance Reports
- 10 Dec 2013 Unscheduled Downtime - Big Dipper
- 30 Nov 2013 Unscheduled Downtime - Pacman, Fish, Linux Workstations, Big Dipper
New Undergraduate Employment Opportunities!
ARSC is pleased to announce new employment opportunities for undergraduate students at UAF. To read about the positions available and to apply, visit www.uakjobs.com, job posting #0067931.
EPSCoR Award Funds Two ARSC Web Sites
Part of the NSF Research Infrastructure Improvement Cyberconnectivity Award, administered by Alaska EPSCoR, funded two new ARSC Web sites. One of these sites is Alaska Data Central, which is designed to serve as a central access point for data and metadata from across the University of Alaska system. The other is Scholarworks, an institutional repository holding UA library materials, theses and dissertations, meeting minutes, scientific posters, and archival footage and images.
Announcing the Launch of the New ARSC Web Site
As we celebrate twenty years of high performance computing and support, ARSC announces the launch of our newly revamped web site. In an effort to improve our online support services, ARSC has redesigned this site to provide clear infomation and navigation, to help you effectively maximize your use of ARSC resources.
Please take this opportunity to help us further improve your ability to access information that will help you overcome obstacles in your work when utilizing ARSC resources. Contact us with your questions or suggestions by either creating a new support ticket or emailing the ARSC User Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, of course, please always feel free to stop by in person. There is always someone at the ARSC Help Desk (WRRB Building, 105), ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (closed for lunch between 12-1pm).
ARSC plans to offer classes on Linux, ARSC systems, debugging and other topics during the Spring 2014 semester. If you would like to request a particular training topic, please contact ARSC User Support.
For information regarding the current and past ARSC training, please visit the ARSC Training Schedule.