The Scientific Computing group is providing basic database services. These can be used in conjunction with the web services or separately to hold science results. The service is provided by MariaDB10.1.
Databases may be accessed from within the Minerva cluster and anywhere on campus that may access the Minerva cluster. The MySQL database server pointer is located at: data1.hpc.mssm.edu.
Database users are not synchronized with Minerva Users at this time. To create users and databases, please submit a ticket by emailing email@example.com.
The Scientific Computing group does have the ability to create custom servers for applications which require deep levels of specific versions of packages or other custom software, such as Oracle SQL Server. Server availability is limited and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please submit a ticket with your request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Web services are provided through Apache 2.4 with the MPM-ITK addon. It is designed to support basic web pages for the intent and purpose of providing web-based science portals and other applications to interact with the jobs, queues, and large science datasets on Minerva. The web services should be on-par with common unix-based web hosting services such as Dreamhost etc. Most common web frameworks and applications should easily fit into this service such as: Django, WordPress, Wikimedia, Custom Perl apps, and static content.
Server-side content is not run as the common “apache” user, but instead as the owner of that application directory. That is, each user’s content/scripts run as that user. The default web services landing point is .u.hpc.mssm.edu.
Important data stored on Minerva can be protected by archiving the data in the IBM Tivoli Storage Management (TSM) system installed on a Minerva server. The TSM system will create two long-term tape copies of your data. One copy will be stored in the IBM tape library that is part of the Minerva complex and be available for rapid recall; the second copy will be stored off-site in a secure data vault for disaster protection. Data on both copies will be encrypted to deter unauthorized access.
The archived data will have a retention time of 6 years unless other arrangements are made with Minerva operations.