/tag/infrastructure

  • RC Job Openings

    We currently have several open positions in our Infrastructure Services and User Services groups.
  • Rivanna

    Rivanna is the University of Virginia’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) system. As a centralized resource it has hundreds of pre-installed software packages available for computational research across many disciplines. Currently the Rivanna supercomputer has 603 nodes with over 20476 cores and 8PB of various storage. All UVA faculty, staff, and postdoctoral associates are eligible to use Rivanna, or students when part of faculty research. Facilities Statement - Are you submitting a grant proposal and need standard information about UVA research computing environments? Get it here. The sections below contain important information for new and existing Rivanna users. Please read each carefully.
  • Microservice Deployments

    Kubernetes is a container orchestrator for both short-running (such as workflow/pipeline stages) jobs and long-running (such as web and database servers) services. Containerized applications running in the UVARC Kubernetes cluster are visible to UVA Research networks (and therefore from Rivanna, Skyline, etc.). Web applications can be made visible to the UVA campus or the public Internet. Kubernetes Research Computing runs microservices in a Kubernetes cluster that automates the deployment of many containers, making their management easy and scalable. This cluster will eventually consist of several dozen instances, >2000 cores and >2TB of memory allocated to running containerized services. It will also have over 300TB of cluster storage and can attach to both project and standard storage.
  • Container Services

    – Container-based architecture, also known as “microservices,” is an approach to designing and running applications as a distributed set of components or layers. Such applications are typically run within containers, made popular in the last few years by Docker. Containers are portable, efficient, reusable, and contain code and any dependencies in a single package. Containerized services typically run a single process, rather than an entire stack within the same environment. This allows developers to replace, scale, or troubleshoot portions of their entire application at a time. General Availability (GA) of Kubernetes - Research Computing now manages microservice orchestration with Kubernetes, the open-source tool from Google.
  • Ivy Secure Environment

    Ivy is a secure computing environment for researchers consisting of virtual machines (Linux and Windows). Researchers can use Ivy to process and store sensitive data with the confidence that the environment is secure and meets HIPAA, FERPA, CUI or ITAR requirements. Facilities Statement - Are you submitting a grant proposal and need standard information about UVA research computing environments? Get it here. Overview Ivy consists of both virtual computing environments and secure storage. In order to obtain access to either system, users must Submit an account request, Complete the Information Security Awareness Training, and Ensure their personal computer meets all High Security VPN requirements.
  • Globus Data Transfer

    Globus is a simple, reliable, and fast way to access and move your research data between systems. Globus allows you to transfer data to and from systems such as: Laptops & personal workstations Rivanna HPC cluster Ivy Central Storage Lab / departmental storage Tape archives Cloud storage Off-campus resources (ACCESS, National Labs) Globus can help you share research data with colleagues and co-investigators, or to move data back and forth between a lab workstation and Rivanna or your personal computer. Are your data stored at a different institution? At a supercomputing facility? All you need is your institution’s login credentials.
  • ACCORD: Jupyter Lab

    Back to Overview Jupyter Lab allows for interactive, notebook-based analysis of data. A good choice for pulling quick results or refining your code in numerous languages including Python, R, Julia, bash, and others. Learn more about Jupyter Lab
  • ACCORD: RStudio

    Back to Overview RStudio is the standard IDE for research using the R programming language. Learn more about RStudio
  • ACCORD: Theia IDE

    Back to Overview Theia Python is a rich IDE that allows researchers to manage their files and data, write code with an intelligent editor, and execute code within a terminal session. Learn more about the Theia Python IDE