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[farmshare-discuss] any corn upgrades coming before Fall quarter 2016?

Nick Henderson nwh at stanford.edu
Wed Sep 14 21:41:50 PDT 2016


Thanks for the update.  If 16.04 does not make it into production at the
beginning of the quarter, would you guys update mid-quarter?

14.04 has Python 3.4.3, which is good enough for our needs Fall quarter.

Cheers,
Nick



On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 2:38 PM Mr. Addis Walter O'Connor <
addiso at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi Nick,
>
> Thanks for the email, and great question!
>
> While we are definitely making progress on the Ubuntu 16.04 environment,
> we cannot commit to having it ‘production’ ready before the start of the
> quarter as there is still lots of work to be done.  We are hoping to have
> *something* available by the start of the quarter, but possibly in a
> non-production environment until everything can be tested. We hope to have
> something for folks who are interested available for login and testing by
> the end of the month.
>
> We will likely reach out individually to a few current Farmshare users for
> trying out the new environment, and we can certainly include you in that
> first round. Once things have been vetted and stabilized we will be opening
> up the new environment for general use and setting a date for retiring the
> old Farmhare equipment.
>
> Please let me know if I can clarify, or answer any additional questions.
>
> Best,
>
> Addis O'Connor
>
> *HPC System Administrator*
>
> *Polya Hall, Room 263*
>
> *Stanford* | University IT
>
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>
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>
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>
> addiso at stanford.edu
>
>
> From: farmshare-discuss <farmshare-discuss-bounces at lists.stanford.edu> on
> behalf of Nick Henderson <nwh at stanford.edu>
> Reply-To: Open discussion for users of FarmShare <
> farmshare-discuss at lists.stanford.edu>
> Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 2:01 PM
> To: Open discussion for users of FarmShare <
> farmshare-discuss at lists.stanford.edu>
> Subject: Re: [farmshare-discuss] any corn upgrades coming before Fall
> quarter 2016?
>
> Hello, I just wanted to check in on the status of the move to Ubuntu
> 16.04.  Will this happen before the start of the quarter?
>
> Cheers,
> Nick
>
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 3:13 PM Adam Seishas <aseishas at stanford.edu> wrote:
>
>> An update to Ubuntu 16.04 is planned, and should be complete before the
>> beginning of the new academic year.
>>
>> A brand new FarmShare environment is also planned for sometime after this
>> update, including new hardware, some new storage, and a move to local home
>> directories (AFS directories will remain accessible). No hard date for this
>> change yet, but we’ll announce details here when we have more information.
>> The new environment will run for some time in parallel with the old until
>> it is stable, and to allow users an orderly transition, but the hope is to
>> eventually migrate hardware from the old environment to the new over time.
>>
>> The python-pandas package appears to be installed but is, of course, the
>> version provided by Ubuntu 14.04. We can update the package once we’ve
>> moved to 16.04, but I think using ‘pip install --user’ is unfortunately the
>> best solution if you need a recent version right now. If you’re still
>> having trouble with the installation, please let us know!
>>
>>>> *Adam Seishas*
>> Research Computing Specialist
>> *Stanford* | University IT
>> aseishas at stanford.edu · 650.725.7490 <6507257490>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 1, 2016, at 12:42 PM, Nick Henderson <nwh at stanford.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Hello!  I am the instructor for CME 211.  Our students use Farmshare for
>> various assignments.  I am emailing to ask if there are any planned
>> upgrades to the software on the corn system that will happen before the
>> quarter.
>>
>> For example, would you be upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04?
>>
>> Also, would it be possible to install the Pandas (
>> http://pandas.pydata.org/) module?  (I am attemping a pip3 install
>> --user pandas right now.  However, it is taking quite a while to build.)
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Nick Henderson
>>
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