The General-purpose UNIX on Solaris (also known as moscow20.sys0.cityu.edu.hk) was set up a decade ago to give colleagues access to the UNIX environment. With general availability of Linux operating systems and the support for installing a Linux distribution under the Windows 10 environment, the service demand has been extremely low. To better utilize the university resources, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) will retire this service on 31 July 2020. Users are advised to transfer their old data to their machine before the retirement date.
Should you require any assistance, please contact the CSC Service Desk email@example.com.
To better utilize university resources, the University management has decided to set up a centralized HPC cluster under CSC’s management. The centralized HPC is available for all departments, supporting teaching, learning and research needs.
Along the line of this direction, some HPC facilities previously acquired by departments (with around 1,600 CPU cores, 12 double-precision and 8 single-precision GPU cards) are now managed by the CSC. On top of this, new HPC facilities will be put in place in July 2020 which will increase the computational power to around 500 teraflops for CPU and 400 teraflops for GPU.
Interested parties may contact the CSC at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate their needs and provide the list of desired applications. The CSC will help evaluate if the applications can be run on the HPC environment.
Use of computer hardware and software carries inherent risks related to data privacy and security, data theft, and malicious changes to hardware or software. To minimize personal risks, users are reminded to update their computer operating systems and applications, as well as mobile apps, to the latest compatible version so as to minimize vulnerabilities and achieve the highest level of protection.
You are advised to:
If you are conducting online meetings, you are also reminded to:
If you require any advice or assistance in updating your system, please contact the CSC Service Desk at 3442 8340 or email at email@example.com.