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HiPerGator OS Upgrade: RHEL 8 becomes the default on August 31

As a default, logins will now be directed to RHEL 8 login nodes and SLURM reservations will favor scheduling on RHEL 8 compute nodes.

RHEL 8 default OS and Orange Storage upgrade

RHEL 8 is now the default Operating System for jobs, and Orange Storage will be upgraded on Monday, 28 August, 2023

RHEL-8 Nodes Now Active

The HiPerGator upgrade from RHEL-7 to RHEL-8 is progressing, and RHEL-8 nodes are now available for use. A number of machines have been added to the login nodes as well that are currently running RHEL-8.

HiPerGator OS Upgrade: RHEL-7 to RHEL-8

HiPerGator is beginning a rolling upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (RHEL-7) to version 8 (RHEL-8). The upgraded software environment will include updates to important components including NVIDIA GPU drivers, CUDA, communication libraries, and compilers.

HiPerGator OS Upgrades: GUI Servers to Migrate on Monday, August 7th, 2023

On Monday, August 7th, 2023, at 8am, we will upgrade the servers in the “gui” partition. OnDemand applications may look slightly different because of this upgrade due to theming changes in the upgraded software. Please open a support request for any problems encountered.

HiPerGator OS Upgrades starting: HWGUI to Migrate First on Monday, July 31

Over the next few months UFIT Research Computing will be migrating the HiPerGator cluster operating system from Red Hat 7 to Red Hat 8. This update will enhance security, provide modern OS capabilities, and enable the latest versions of component drivers, including the latest NVIDIA drivers (R535) and CUDA 12.2. For the most part, users will not notice the changes, though if you compile your own applications, you may need to recompile to run on RHEL8.8.

University of Florida's HiPerGator 3 is an AI Powerhouse

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HiPerGator3 is the high-performance computing cluster run by the team at the University of Florida Information Technology Research Computing center.

UF Superior Accomplishment Awards

Craig Prescott of UF Research Computing wins the annual campus-wide Superior Accomplishment award

Higher Education And Regulated Research Community Of Practice (RRCoP)

When it comes to implementing efficient and effective information security programs, higher education institutions can use all the help they can get. That's where the RRCoP community comes in.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Research Computing

UF is enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) for HiPerGator and all ancillary services on October 18, 2021.

HiPerGator AI Achieves Highest Top500 Ranking For UF

HiPerGator-AI placed 22nd in the Top 500 list for supercomputers in the world and 2nd on the Green500 list, which measures performance against energy utilization.

HiPerGator AI mentioned in HPCwire article for #2 placement on Green500 List

Screenshot of HPG-AI Ranking on Green 500 list

The Green500’s second place finisher is HiPerGator AI of the University of Florida, delivering 29.52 gigaflops-per-watt power efficiency.