PACE Participation in PEARC23

Several PACE team members attended the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC23) conference in Portland, Oregon, in July 2023. PACE team members, whether attending or not, made many important contributions to the conference.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Research on PACE

Many researchers in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences use PACE to enable their work. Here, we highlight a few examples of their accomplishments.

Phoenix and Hive Slurm Migration Complete, May 2023

Starting in August 2022, PACE migrated two of our research clusters to the Slurm scheduler, an open-source resource manager with scheduling logic integrated into it. The Hive cluster was the first cluster at PACE migrated to the Slurm scheduler in August to September 2022. The Phoenix cluster was the second cluster at PACE migrated to the Slurm scheduler in October 2022 to February 2023.

ICE Scheduler, Software, and Storage Upgrades, May 2023

In May 2023, PACE significantly upgraded and restructured ICE to improve the experience for students with more reliability, more flexible resources, and improved storage.  ICE moved to the Slurm scheduler and added new faster storage, while PACE-ICE and COC-ICE were merged.