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SDSC RP Update. October 21, 2010. SDSC RP - Big Picture. Staffing Bill Young (TSRI) – New SDSC HPC Cluster Platforms Manager Dave Hart (SDSC) – New NCAR User Services Manager Resources Dash In production for start-up allocations, ~15 projects now computing

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Sdsc rp update

SDSC RP Update

October 21, 2010


Sdsc rp big picture

SDSC RP - Big Picture

  • Staffing

    • Bill Young (TSRI) – New SDSC HPC Cluster Platforms Manager

    • Dave Hart (SDSC) – New NCAR User Services Manager

  • Resources

    • Dash

      • In production for start-up allocations, ~15 projects now computing

      • User Guide published: www.sdsc.edu/us/resources/dash/index.html (also linked from TG website)

    • Gordon

      • On schedule for deployment 3Q11

    • *Trestles (new “DCL” award system)

  • *EOT Programs

  • Events

    • SDSC 25th Anniversary – Oct 12

    • *Grand Challenges in Data-Intensive Discovery- October 26-29

    • SC’10 – Nov 13-19 (stop by the SDSC booth 2239)


Trestles big picture

Trestles - Big Picture

  • Proposed as a high-productivity system for modest-scale/gateway users

    • Tailored to user/science needs

    • Establish policies and queues to maintain good throughput times – continuous tuning of allocations/utilization/scheduling

    • Also plan a queue for long-running jobs

  • Will be operated in parallel with Gordon

  • Nominal schedule

    • 10/1/10 – Two test nodes

    • 11/1/10 – Onsite build of production system starts

    • 12/1/10 – Friendly users begin

    • 01/1/11 –Full production

    • Operations till Dec 2013


Trestles system description

Trestles - System Description


Trestles configuring for productivity

Trestles - Configuring for productivity

  • Plan to allocate ~70% of the theoretically available SUs

    • The common practice is to allocate 80% (or more), which can result in high wait times. A 70% maximum will allow the scheduler to better satisfy a mix of scheduling modes, provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the other changes, and may be revised upward as we collect more data.

  • Cap allocation per project at 1.5M SUs/year (~2.5% of annual total).

    • Because projects with large percentage allocations dominate resource consumption and drive up queue waits, this cap not only creates room for more users, but also should reduce queue waits across the board.

  • Allow new users to request up to 50,000 SUs in startup allocations, and front-load the SUs offered during the first few allocations cycles.

    • This should foster expanding the user community from the outset and accelerate the frequently slow start-up for new systems.

  • Configure the job queues and resource schedulers for lower expansion factors and generally faster turnaround.

    • System data and user feedback will be used to make adjustments to these in order to achieve the optimum performance for each of the job classes


Right now we re ahead of schedule with hw in this week

Right now we’re ahead of schedule with HW in this week


Sdsc summer high school research program

SDSC Summer High School Research Program

  • Six-week paid internships to help increase awareness of the life science industry and related fields of research to students in the San Diego region

  • Students gained exposure to career options, hands-on laboratory experience, work readiness skills, and mentoring by a company or research scientists

  • The success of the program has led to plans for future internships

  • 23 students participated at SDSC

  • Ended with a student poster presentation and reception August 12


Student poster session

Student Poster Session


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