News archive

12 July 2022

Network maintenance

Please note that from August 1 to 3 and then from August 10 to 12, maintenance work will be carried out on the university network.

As a result, the connection to Azzurra (as well as many other university services) should be impossible on those days.

Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

12 May 2022

Upcoming training sessions

Two training sessions, free of charge and open to all UCA members, are organized by the MSI next September:

  • MPI (7-9 Sept.)
  • Practical introduction to deep learning (21-23 Sept.).

Registration requests can be sent on this page.

15 April 2022

New GPU node

A new node equipped with 4 Nvidia A100 80 GB GPU cards has just been put into service. Check this page to learn how to use it.

The limit on the number of GPUs that can be used simultaneously has been increased to 6.

23 February 2022

Activity report 2020-21

The Azzurra activity report for 2020-21 has just been published. You can read it by clicking here.

27 October 2021

New hardware

Azzurra has just been equipped with the following new equipment:

  • A second GPU node equipped with 4 Tesla V100.
  • A visualization node with a Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card.
  • The SMP node memory increases to 1TB.

Click here to learn how to use the visualization node.

21 September 2021

Maintenance on Oct. 5-6

A massive cluster update operation will take place on Tuesday 6 October and Wednesday 7 October. The OS and drivers of the whole cluster will be updated. Azzurra will be inaccessible during this period. We apologize for the inconvenience.

15 September 2021

Survey about training needs

We would like to know the computing related topics for which you / your students / your colleagues would be interested in taking a training course in 2022. Please complete this short survey.

31 August 2021

Molecular dynamics simulations

The ICN research project Simulations of biomolecular complexes involved in chemical senses (olfaction and taste) is taking advantage of the Azzurra HPC cluster.

Learn more about this project on the MSI website.

28 July 2021

Maintenance on August 3-4

On August 3 and 4, the university’s wired network will be disrupted due to operational maintenance on the core network.

It is therefore possible that the connection to Azzurra is cut at times on these days. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

16 June 2021

Upcoming training sessions

Several computer training courses will take place at the start of the school year (Valrose campus):