Research Computing Platforms

The current research computing cyberinfrastructure at the University of Louisville provides a variety of systems for use in computational research. Available systems include a general-purpose high-performance distributed-memory cluster (with four GPGPU nodes), a high-memory SMP system, and an informatics data management cluster. All research systems are housed in the University's secure data center, administered by a team of specialized HPC system administrators, and supported by a team of research computing consultants. The cluster shares 408 TB of storage for home directories, software, and computing scratch space.

Facts about the distributed-memory cluster:

  • 530 IBM iDatplex nodes each with two Intel Xeon quad or hex-core processors for 5112 total cores
  • Each node has between 16 GB and  48 GB memory
  • Each core has 2 GB or 4 GB of memory
  • 14 nodes are equipped with dual NVIDIA M2050 or M2070 Tesla cards
  • Estimated peak performance of 35+ TFLOPS

The SMP system has:

  • 16 IBM Power6 4.7GHz CPUs
  • 128 GB memory

The Hadoop Research cluster contains 40+ TB of dedicated storage for high-performance, high-reliability big data applications.

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