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TRAINING AND DOCUMENTATION MATERIALS:

NEWS AND UPDATES:

07/24/12 (from MH IBM notes) CSC is still waiting for approval from NOAA contracting to add new accounts so the only way we can add a new user would be to terminate an existing unused account.
04/16/12 Zeus Advanced Group B Training - all day April 17th in room 209. Click here for agenda.
04/02/12 Round table discussion with George Carr - Wednesday April 4th from 2-3pm in room 209.
03/27/12 Zeus Performance Demo - in room 209.
03/26/12 Zeus Advanced Group B Training - all day April 17th in room 209.
03/12/12 The global dump archive is now located under /scratch2/portfolios/NCEPDEV/global/dump
02/22/12 Slides from Zeus User Meetings can be found here.
02/10/12 Zeus user training class @ NCEP February 16 in WWB room 707, 8 AM-3 PM
01/24/12 (from MH IBM notes) TDS benchmark tests are finished. The deadline for general user access to Zeus is 01/30; all users with Vapor accounts will be automatically transfer to Zeus in Feb & a list of EMC users who should apply for Vapor/Zeus accounts was compiled by EMC (only 27 tokens left & CSC will send 25 more). Vapor tokens (& pins) will automatically work on Zeus. A user survey on when in Feb to hold Zeus training is going on today; a Zeus user GTM/telecon is scheduled for 01/25 (1100) in 209 & 802. Vapor is scheduled to be shut down ~May. TDS/Zeus tickets should be sent to rdhpcs.zeus.help@noaa.gov. Data transfer between CCS/Zeus is being worked by NCO network group; Vapor can transfer data to/from Zeus. Restricted data agreement: Zeus & TJet will be covered under the data agreement already in place for HPSS. NCO will institute a policy for backing up Zeus scratch disks; disk purge policies will be set at the project level.
01/19/12 Since the official deadline for Zeus to be available for users in 01/30, all Vapor users will be transferred to Zeus at least to start. The Vapor tokens (& pins) will automatically work on Zeus. Zeus user training will be held in Feb (date TBD); Zeus/TDS trouble tickets should be sent to help.nescc@noaa.gov.
01/18/12 The Zeus admins announced at the user meeting today that on the TDS: they have set the config to match Zeus as closely as possible, they have stopped all the testing they've been doing so users should be able to do their model porting work w/o sudden interruptions, and they will provide 24hrs warning before taking TDS for any maintenance.
01/18/12 New helpdesk email for Zeus: rdhpcs.zeus.help@noaa.gov
12/20/11 (from MH IBM notes) User training at WWB was held on 12/15 and copies of the slides are posted on the EMC Model Transition Team website. Regular users will get access to Zeus in Feb 2012 & Vapor will be shut down ~May. Problem tickets for TDS/Zeus should be sent to help.nescc@noaa.gov. CSC using 33% of the TDS processors for benchmark tests (no ETA on when they'll be available to users). Issue of data transfer between CCS/Zeus will be worked starting in Jan; Vapor can transfer data to/from Zeus but high speed connectivity issue still being worked by Craig Tirney. A restricted data agreement (with OCIO?) is still needed for Zeus. No disk allocations or policies (including purges) have been approved for Zeus yet.
11/29/11 (from MH IBM notes) EMC subversion server: ticket to open port in Zeus firewall for subversion approved & work will be done later today (11/29); they will notify George V when work is done so he can test the connection. Problem tickets for TDS/Zeus should be sent to help.nescc@noaa.gov.
11/28/11 Installation of Zeus & TDS (Herc). Bastion problem that required password access to Zeus/TDS is fixed & token-only logins will work again. Zeus filesystem is installed & benchmarking will start next week; users can now start creating directories under user directory under scratch1 & scratch2. NCEP user training at WWB is scheduled for 12/15. R&D users will get access to Zeus in Feb 2012 & Vapor will be shut down around May. Zeus firewall issues have to be resolved before Zeus users will have access to EMC subversion server.
11/21/11 Temporary email to use for Zeus helpdesk tickets: hpcshelp.fsl@noaa.gov
11/15/11 (from MH IBM notes) Installation of Zeus & TDS began on 10/11; TDS is complete. Beta-users (2nd group of selected users) are getting their accounts but a security problem with the bastion server means they have to use an admin-provided password in addition to their tokens to log in (ticket opened with system security). There is no data transfer set up with TDS/Zeus yet. Zeus filesystem is installed, mounted & being benchmarked but users won't have access (except for /home) until allocations are approved & installed. First Zeus training session scheduled for 12/15 (details TBD).
11/8/11 (from MH IBM notes) Zeus install continues with some delays to resolve issues with filesystem & DNS config. An LDAP issue means the alpha & beta groups of users will need to use a password in addition to the token when logging in. Regular R&D users will get access to Zeus by Feb 2012.
11/2/11 (from MH IBM notes) Installation of Zeus & TDS (Herc) began on 10/11; TDS is complete & alpha-users (who already have accts) will get access again in a few days. Beta-users (2nd group of selected users) will get access to Herc by 11/08. CSC has drafted a user training package & given it to NOAA for comments. R&D users will get access to Zeus in Feb 2012 & Vapor will be shut down around May.
10/28/11 20 users will be identified for early access to Herc soon
10/11/11 (from MH IBM notes) Installation of Zeus & Herc began on 10/11. Beta-users will get access to Herc by early Nov. Users will get access to Zeus in Jan 2012 & Vapor will be shut down around April-May.

HELP:

Submit Zeus helpdesk tickets at rdhpcs.zeus.help@noaa.gov

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FAQs: click (+/-) to open information if not already open

Changing group setting of files from rstprod to your group (+/-)

How to log into the Group (Role) accounts on Zeus (+/-)

Global dump archive location (+/-)

How to request unattended transfer setup: CCS -> Zeus & Gaea -> Zeus (+/-)

Bit-swapping on Zeus (+/-)

Change colors (+/-)

Location of NWPROD and COM (+/-)

SCP Transfers to/from Zeus (+/-)

Zeus Group B End User Training - February 16th (+/-)

How do I find out what groups I'm in? (+/-)

Zeus Disk Structure (+/-)

Zeus Group A End User Training - December 15th (+/-)