SDSC Thread Graphic Issue 6, June 2006

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User Services Director:
Anke Kamrath

Subhashini Sivagnanam

Graphics Designer:
Diana Diehl

Application Designer:
Fariba Fana

SDSC Ground Breaking Ceremony

SDSC begins major expansion

—Subhashini Sivagnanam

The SDSC ground breaking ceremony for the expansion of the San Diego Supercomputer Center took place on the Thursday, June 8, 2006, at 2 pm in the SDSC parking lot near the east entrance of the building. Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox, Dean of Jacob school of Engineering, Frieder Seibel, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, Richard Attiyeh, Senior Vice Chancellor, Marsha Chandler, and Director of OCI, Daniel Atkins (joined us virtually) were among the distinguished guests.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2008 and will add 80,000 square feet of additional office, meeting, and infrastructure space. New facilities include an advanced visualization lab, a 250-seat reconfigurable auditorium, and an expanded machine room.

Official groundbreaking photo From L to R: Dean, Frieder Seible; Senior VC, Marsha Chandler; UCSD Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox; SDSC Director, Fran Berman; VC & Dean, Richard Attiyeh

UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox Speaking UCSD Chancellor, Marye Ann Fox

SDSC Director, Fran Berman SDSC Director, Fran Berman

Watercolor rendering of SDSC building expansion Water color rendering of SDSC building expansion

Pics courtesy - Mike Datte & Ben Tolo, SDSC

Did you know ..?

that Home directories should not be used for Batch jobs
Home directories are good places for login scripts and source files.Because it is NFS-mounted (slower than GPFS), this area is not suitable for storing large amounts of output from batch jobs. Increased home directory quotas for non-I/O intensive work and CVSROOT area for storing CVS directory trees are provided upon request. Users can request the CVSROOT area by emailing Larry Diegel