High Performance Computing (HPC)


Dr. Libero Bartolotti
Department of Chemistry

Dr. Enrique Reyes
Department of Biology


Administered by ITCS and managed by faculty in the departments of chemistry and biology, the high performance computing (HPC) lab offers ECU researchers the high-end computational power required for complex computing tasks.

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Integrated Services

ECU's SGI Origin 350 (Zeus). The Department of Chemistry maintains a Zeus - SGI Origin 350 and a Dell cluster with 16 nodes, 20 cores per node (320 cores plus an additional 32 cores on the head/login node), 2670 Intel V2 processors, 128 GB/node memory, 1 TB local disk, 180 TB total raw storage (including disk array), NFS connectivity, Intel and Portland compilers, Intel MKL and MPI libraries, PBS Torque batch scheduling software, all running on RedHat Linux OS. This system has hardware and software solutions specifically optimized for complex technical research computing tasks and includes 32 800Mhz MIPS R16000 cpus with 32GB of memory and 1.2TB of storage. This system adds to the 128-core fully-shared memory a 32-core SGI Origin 350. The SGI hardware was acquired through NSF-MRI grant funds (CNS-0421063 and CNS-0619285).

Mercury Dell Xeon Cluster. The newest addition to the suite of systems is the Mercury cluster. It is made up of 320 Xeon E5-2670 processors with 2.0 Tb of memory and 130Tb of shared storage. This system is managed by the Bright Cluster Manager suite and PBS Torque scheduler.

Biology HPC Facility. The Department of Biology maintains two HPC machines to facilitate and improve research in Bioinformatics, large-scale ecosystem analysis, spatial statistics and phylogenetic analysis. The HPC core consists of an IBM BladeCenter server and a Dell PowerEdge R910 Server, providing parallel computing capacity and scalable infrastructure with standard x86 server technologies.


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