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Posted by Shava Smallen on 12/06/2018 17:39 UTC

The XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team released a new Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration (CRI) toolkit that allows users to leverage virtual clusters hosted in Jetstream as if they were their own. This toolkit adds a slurm partition to an existing slurm scheduler that will send jobs to instances running on Jetstream research cloud. The CRI team is pleased to assist campus folks who want to integrate this toolkit with their slurm installation, contact at help@xsede.org for information about getting started. For more details on the toolkit, or to try it out, see https://github.com/XSEDE/CRI_Remote_Jetstream.

XCI engineer Eric Coulter also worked with staff at Doane University to complete an installation of the XSEDE Compatible Basic Cluster (XCBC) stack on their campus cluster. This is the eighth installation of the XCBC. The newly-implemented cluster at Doane will support the university’s students and researchers with a computational resource built with best practices derived from XSEDE administrators, making it an easily manageable resource based the nation’s large cyberinfrastructure resources.

XCI has summarized the list of upcoming new capabilities and enhancements expected to be delivered in Program Year 8 (September 2018 thru October 2019) at https://software.xsede.org/news/new-capabilities-coming-py8.

We want your software ideas! If you have ideas on new software and software based services that would help you use cyber infrastructure more effectively, or how XSEDE could improve existing software and services, please send them to help@xsede.org. The mission of the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Integration (XCI) team is to enable users to leverage national CI using advanced software and services. We look forward to your input.