2017-10-05 – Advanced Computing Resources

Due to financial decisions made at the Miller School of Medicine (MSOM), open access on both Pegasus and Bigfoot will no longer be available to MSOM faculty, staff, and students effective October 31, 2017. 
Read the full contents for details about how this will affect your CCS account.

CCS Data Center Migration – August 3, 2017

CCS resources will be unavailable starting August 3, 2017 at 20:00. All CCS systems and networks will be affected.
Details and updates on the CCS AC website here: http://ccs.miami.edu/ac/migration

2017-02-17 CCS Advanced Computing – Slack community

CCS Advanced Computing invites you to connect with the Advanced Computing community on Slack: http://umadvancedcomputing.slack.com
The Advanced Computing community Slack channels provide a place for user discussions, information sharing, and informal announcements about CCS resources and developments. All users with an @miami.edu or @umiami.edu email address can create a Slack account in UM Advanced Computing.

2017-01-18 CCS Portal – portal.ccs.miami.edu

CCS Advanced Computing is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Portal: https://portal.ccs.miami.edu
The new CCS Portal home page showcases up-to-date information about our clusters. Click the title for more details.

2016-09-29 Pegasus /scratch purge policy violations

Files on /scratch are subject to purging after 21 days. Circumventing this purge is a violation of University of Miami Acceptable Use Policies and the account responsible for it will be suspended. Using ‘touch’ to thwart /scratch purge is not allowed.

SPS Secure Processing Service – beta

Our most secure data processing offering is SPS, currently in beta. SPS is designed for secure access to extremely sensitive data sets including PHI. In addition to the security protocols used in the Vault data services, SPS requires additional administrative action for the certified placement and/or destruction of data. Advanced Computing staff (all CITI trained and IRB approved) act as data managers for several federal agencies including NSF, NIH, DoL, DoD, and VA projects.

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Once our staff has loaded and secured your data, you can remotely access one of the SPS servers (either Windows or Linux) which has access to the most common data analytic tools including R, SAS, Matlab, and Python. Additional tools are available on request. 50 TB of highly secure redundant storage (100TB raw).