Research Computing Environment (RCE)

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Issues with Stata "crashing"

July 13, 2016

HMDC has identified the recent issues with Stata as potentially being related to licensing restrictions. Unfortunately Stata the application does not provide or log the specifics of the issue, but we are working with the vendor to resolve the problem ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience to our users, and thank you for your patience. We hope to have Stata up and working by this afternoon. This announcement will be updated accordingly.

UPDATE 7/14: Unfortunately we have yet to resolve the issue and continue to work with the vendor.

RCE job submission issue

December 23, 2015

On Wed morning Dec 23, HMDC staff were forced to restart our HTCondor resource manager.  The resource manager controls all of the jobs submitted to the RCE cluster.  Restarting the resource manager terminates all running jobs.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but was necessary since no new jobs could be submitted.  


RCE Developer Blog

Always On: Persistent Interactive Jobs on the RCE

Do you run interactive jobs on the Research Computing Environment (RCE)? You probably do, but, do you know what differentiates interactive jobs from non-interactive or batch RCE jobs?

It’s simple: Interactive jobs expect user-input and are often GUI providing applications like XStata, Matlab, or Mathematica. Batch jobs expect no user input and run in parallel without intervention.

How RCE powered applications work now