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Scratch disks are now available on all macomp and mablad compute cluster systems

In addition to the 1 TB scratch disks already available on the macomp 1U servers (formerly known as the Fünf Gruppe cluster) macomp01 to macomp05 inclusive, 500 GB scratch disks have now been fitted to the 10 blade servers making up the mablad blade cluster, mablad01 to mablad10 inclusive. As with the macomp scratch disks, all of these disks are accessible from any other system in either the macomp or mablad groups.

Older news items:

March 11th, 2010: Introduing job queueing on the Fünf Gruppe compute cluster
October 16th, 2008: Introduing the Fünf Gruppe compute cluster
June 18th, 2008: German City compute farm now expanded to 22 machines
February 7th, 2008: new applications on the Linux apps server, unclutter your desktop
November 13th, 2007: aragon and cathedral now general access computers, networked Linux Matlab installation upgraded to R2007a
September 14th, 2007: Problems with sending outgoing mail for UNIX & Linux users
July 23rd, 2007: SCAN available full-time over the summer vacation, closure of Imperial's Usenet news server
May 15th, 2007: Temporary SCAN suspension, closure of the Maths Physics computer room, new research computing facilities
January 14th, 2005: Exchange mail server upgrade, spam filtering with pine and various other enhancements


Andy Thomas

UNIX/Linux support,
Faculty of Natural Sciences

last updated: 20.05.2010