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How can I check my storage quota?

For all systems, per-user and project-space storage quotas are no longer enforced. All files in /home/ group will be counted against a per-group storage quota . You can check your group's current storage usage and quota on MSI's website or via the groupquota command on MSI's login nodes. Checking...

NCAR Provides Supercomputing Resources

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is soliciting requests for supercomputing allocations from NSF-supported university researchers in atmospheric, oceanic, and closely related sciences. Allocations to researchers have more than doubled because of the large capacity of the new IBM...

Call for Proposals for Blue Waters System

posted October 28, 2013 The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has announced their Call for Proposals for annual allocations on the Blue Waters HPC system. The GLCPC is a collaboration among colleges, universities, national research laboratories, and other educational...

February 2017 Maintenance

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 8am - 4pm CDT, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the network and various MSI systems. During this month's scheduled maintenance period, MSI will apply updates to prevent jobs from using more memory or CPU resources than what the job...

MATLAB Distributed Compute Server Demo

posted on August 5, 2014 UPDATE (posted August 19, 2014): The demo license was extended until September 17. Contact Evan Bollig ( ) to participate in the demo. MSI has deployed a demo of the MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS), which allows MATLAB jobs to launch parfor and...

Extension to MATLAB Distributed Compute Server Demo

posted on August 19, 2014 The demo license for the MATLAB Distributed Compute Server (MDCS) has been extended to September 17! The MDCS allows MATLAB jobs to launch parfor and SIMD loops across multiple nodes on Itasca. With MDCS there is no need to run pbsdsh or another parallel shell environment...

First-Principles Modeling of Transition-Metal Minerals and High Tc Superconductors

<h4>First-Principles Modeling of Transition-Metal Minerals and High T<sub>c</sub> Superconductors</h4><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">During 2015 this group will use MSI resources to&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">perform first-principles calculations (based on DFT) on two main classes of materials i) Fe-bearing minerals (e.g., Fe-Mg-Al perovskites and postperovskites) at the pressure and temperature conditions typical of the Earth interior; and ii) high-T<sub>c</sub> layered cuprates (e.g., La<sub>2</sub>CuO<sub>4</sub>). The first project will investigate the thermo-elastic properties of Fe-containing minerals at the conditions of the earth&#39;s interior. The second will focus on the magnetic and vibrational properties of the parent (undoped) materials and on the role of electron-phonon interactions in determining the finite-temperature properties (e.g., the superconductivity) of doped systems. Calculations will be based on state-of-the-art DFT functionals with newly-developed corrections to improve the treatment of electronic correlations. 400,000 SUs are requested in total to develop these research projects. 200,000 SUs are requested for calculations on minerals, 200,000 SUs will be used for the study of high-T<sub>c</sub> cuprates</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">A bibliography of this group&rsquo;s publications is attached.</span></p><p>Return to this PI&rsquo;s <a href="">main page</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Definitions Allocation period The allocation period corresponds to the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Group Members of a PI group High Performance Computing Includes not only traditional input and output from supercomputing systems operated by the Institute, but also other activities in...


Software Description: 

The Hoard memory allocator is a fast, scalable, and memory-efficient memory allocator for Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows. Hoard is a drop-in replacement for malloc that can dramatically improve application performance, especially for multithreaded programs running on multiprocessors and multicore CPUs.

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Secondary Support
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Open Access
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To load this software in a Linux environment run the command(s):

module load hoard

Governance & Organization

The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a core research facility of the University within the Research Computing umbrella group of the Office of the Vice President for Research . This arrangement positions MSI to provide leadership in the development and support of large-scale computing and data...