High Performance Computation Systems

List of High Performance Computing systems available to the Chemistry Department

High Performance Computing

Available systems include a general-purpose high-performance distributed-memory cluster, a high-memory SMP system which is also a statistics server, an informatics data management cluster, and a visualization server. 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 100 TB of storage for home directories, software, and computing scratch space.

Facts about the distributed-memory cluster:

  • 312 IBM iDatplex nodes each with two Intel Xeon quad-core processors for 2496 total cores
  • Each node has 16 GB or 32 GB memory
  • Estimated peak performance of 20+ TFLOPS

Facts about the SMP system:

  • 16 IBM Power6 4.7GHz CPUs
  • 128 GB memory