Neon Nodes Now Available in Argon System

All working Neon nodes will become available in Argon at 10:30AM today (January 18, 2019). For details on the change in HPC model please visit: https://hpc.uiowa.edu/system-news/change-hpc-model
 
Investor Queues
For complete queue and hardware details please visit the HPC documentation.
  • For groups that had queues on both Argon and Neon your Neon nodes will become available in your Argon queue.
  • For groups that did not have an Argon queue new queues have been created, similar to your queue on Neon.
 
What Does This Change Mean For Me?
  • The Argon system has increased in both processing power (~28,000 total slots now available) and GPU count (~10 additional cards).
  • The limit on the number of running jobs in the UI queue has been increased from 2 to 5.
  • The diversity of hardware architectures available in Argon has increased substantially. When running in mixed hardware generation queues you may encounter:
    • Greater performance variance due to different ages of hardware.
    • Some applications that do not function on older architectures. In most cases this would be because the applications were compiled on a newer process architecture with hardware optimizations that don’t exist on older hardware. We will work to provide more guidance in our compiling software documentation as experience develops in this area.
 
For more detailed information please visit the For complete queue and hardware details please visit the HPC documentation. The HPC team will continue to add to the FAQ in the HPC Model Change site as common questions related to the integration arise.
 
If you have any questions or run into any problems please contact us at research-computing@uiowa.edu.