Bits & Bytes online Edition

April 2020

Bits & Bytes

Max Planck Computing & Data Facility (MPCDF)
Gießenbachstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München

Erwin Laure started on March 1st as the new Director of the MPCDF.
1) Extension of MPG HPC resources: Raven, 2) GPU development partition on Cobra, 3) Intel MKL: using only part of the functionality
The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility is introducing a novel web-based service that allows effortless and secure connection to Jupyter Notebooks running directly on the HPC systems with access to all local software and data.
After over 25 years of service the Anonymous FTP server at MPCDF is about to be decommissioned in favor of the ownCloud-based datashare service. This article bids a final farewell to the FTP server and outlines how the datashare service can be used to cover existing use-cases.
1) Changing the password, take care against lockout. 2) Missed the password change, no problem.
The MPCDF coordinates the new BMBF-funded project Ökosystem Datenmanagement, or Ecosystem Data Management (EcoDM). The aim of EcoDM as a networking project is to jointly formulate recommendations for action based on the FAIR principles for sustainable, interoperable digital data management.
1) The third Advanced HPC Workshop will take place from November 23-26. 2) HPC Summer School 2020. 3) The MPCDF co-organized the German Conference of the Research Data Alliance from February 25-27.

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Editor: Renate Dohmen