C2B2 to launch new compute cluster - 10/01/2012
Over the next couple of months, C2B2 will launch a new compute cluster that boasts 212 TFlops of performance, or nearly 9x the total computing capacity of Titan. The new system will has 6336 CPU-cores, over 70,000 CUDA-cores (GPU), and 22 TB of total system memory. The funding for this new system was provided primarily by an NIH High-End Instrumentation grant.
C2B2 VPN Discontinued - 6/15/2012
As of 6/15/2012, C2B2 will no longer maintain a VPN service for the general user community. Users requiring VPN connections can use the VPN provided by CUMC IT. Information on using this VPN can be found at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/it/howto/vpn/index.html.
We recommend using the "AnyConnect" VPN services listed on the page above. If you have difficulty with the CUMC VPN service, please call CUMC IT for assistance at: 212-305-HELP (4357).
ARCS migration for ICG and HICCC - 5/7/2012
All ICG and HICCC labs are now being scheduled to migrate computers from the ICG domain to the ARCS domain. At the same time, we are migrating labs off of the ICG exchange server over to our Zimbra mail server. Please contact IT support if you have any questions.
What is ARCS at C2B2?
The Advanced Research Computing Support (ARCS) group at C2B2 provides IT services for:
- The Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (C2B2)
- Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC)
- Institute for Cancer Genetics (ICG)
- JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center
- Columbia Initiative in Systems Biology (CISB)
We provide support ranging from basic desktop support to the design and management of high performance computing, mass storage and other research computing technologies.
For more information on services ARCS provides, see Service Descriptions.
Interested in getting services through ARCS? Contact John Wofford at jw2632 at columbia.edu.
Need help now?
See our Documentation for help with setting up your computer, getting started with computational services, helpful software downloads, and other tips and documentation for new and veteran users.
Need technical assistance? Go to Trouble Tickets to submit a request online. (Can't login? Send an email to rt <at> c2b2.columbia.edu). Remember to put a useful description of your problem in the 'Subject:' line to make it easier for us to track your problem.
New User Account Form
We now have an online form to request a new user account. Please download the form below and send it via an email attachment to rt<at>c2b2.columbia.edu (C2B2) or help<at>icg.cpmc.columbia.edu (HICCC & ICG). New account requests should be submitted at minimum One Week before the new employee's start date.
New Computer Requirements Form
Need a quote for a new computer? Please download the form below and send it via an email attachement to rt<at>c2b2.columbia.edu (C2B2) or help<at>icg.cpmc.columbia.edu (HICCC & ICG).
New Website Request Form
Please use this form when requesting a C2B2 hosted website. Please download the form below and send it via an email attachement to rt<at>c2b2.columbia.edu (C2B2) or help<at>icg.cpmc.columbia.edu (HICCC & ICG).