Retiring HMDC People Pages web hosting service

February 17, 2017

HMDC will be retiring its web hosting service at at the end of March 2017.
No files will be deleted, but the web service will no longer be running.
All support for this service will end by end of day, Wednesday, March 29.
Going forward, there are several options if you’d like to continue to host your content.
If you want to create a new “people” page, such as a bio, resume, or CV, please use

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Stata-MP 14 CPU increase

November 3, 2016

We've recently updated our Stata licenses so that Stata-MP 14 can accomodate more than 4 CPUs at a time. Although the theoretical maximum is now 64, cluster availability will usually allow much less.

Please note, Stata 13 is still limited to 4 CPUs, and Stata-SE is still limited to 1 CPU.

Default Path Change

August 12, 2016

The default PATH for command-line RCE Shell will no longer include the current directory by default. This change ensures that only applications in known, trusted locations are executed. You can launch a command from the current directory instead by prefixing it with ./ (dot slash), for example "./configure" .

RCE job submission issue

December 23, 2015

On Wed morning Dec 23, HMDC staff were forced to restart our HTCondor resource manager.  The resource manager controls all of the jobs submitted to the RCE cluster.  Restarting the resource manager terminates all running jobs.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but was necessary since no new jobs could be submitted.  

RCE Upgrade

July 22, 2015

RCE user's should perform the following tasks to coincide with the NoMachine upgrade on the RCE:

- Due to configuration changes made by NoMachine, local settings from old versions of NX may cause problems with your RCE connection. To clear your settings, delete your ".nx" folder. A new folder will be created automatically. Unfortunately you will need to re-create your RCE connection.

- On Windows: C:\Users\username\.nx
- On Mac: /Users/username/.nx
- On Linux: /home/username/.nx

- Download and install the newest client, available from the RCE webpage at http

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RCE Password change in response to recent Harvard security incident

July 2, 2015

Harvard University IT security personnel discovered an intrusion on their
network.  As a precaution they are requiring users to change their passwords.
HMDC systems were *not* attacked and no intrusion of our systems has been
detected.  However, in following best practice in an intrusion event we are
requiring RCE users to also change their passwords.  Some of you may have
recently changed passwords, and we apologize for any inconvenience, but the
security of your data and

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