NYU/ITS (Information Technology Services) have recently added two major new facilities. 1) They have retired one of their HPC clusters and replaced it with a much more powerful cluster, mercer. Mercer is a 394-node, 5812-core heterogeneous cluster based on Intel x86_64 architecture. It is partially owned by several research projects. but time is available to the rest of NYU. They recently added SAS to their (very large ) list of supported software. 2) They have replaced their aging big data cluster with a 44 node hadoop cluster (Dumbo) running the latest Cloudera Enterprise software. The cluster has over 1400 terabytes [...]
There have been a number of hardware upgrades to the facilities in research computing over the summer. 1) Increased storage – 2 new data storage devices have been put in service, adding 96 Terabytes of storage. Total storage is now over 200 terabytes. 2) Solid State Drives have been added to one of our disk arrays. We have added two SSD drives as cache for our largest storage device, dramatically increasing it’s speed. 3) Network upgrade. Our backbone network is now almost completely 10 gigabits, increasing speed by a factor of 10. Plans for this fiscal year include one more [...]
UCLA SAS materials https://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/SAS/sk/default.htm Is a complete intro and overview to SAS. It has examples, videos, data sets etc. A good way to both get started with SAS, as well as find advanced techniques.