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High Performance Computing Hardware

Hope College Science Division Computing Supported by the HHMI

Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium Supported by the NSF

Individual Research Group Clusters

 

Clusters Available to all Hope College Science Division Faculty

curie - Intel Nacona Cluster

Curie is a 30-node cluster operated by the CSM Laboratory and is open to use by all science division faculty and their students. Curie's aggregate computing capacity is approximately 203 gigaflops. Funding for curie was provided by the HHMI.

  • The head node has dual 3.0 Ghz 64-bit Intel Nocona processors with 4GB of RAM. It also has a 200GB RAID 1 drive and a 2.4TB SCSI external raid 5 array.
  • Fifteen original compute nodes also have dual 3.0 Ghz Intel Nacona processors with 4GB of ram, dual 1000Base-T Ethernet interfaces, and a single 200GB hard disk. A Linpack calculation produced results up to 123 Gigaflops utilizing the 30 processors
  • In Sept of 2009, additional HHMI funds purchased fourteen more nodes each containing dual 3.2 Ghz Intel Nacona processors with 2GB of ram, and a single 250GB hard disk. Linpack generated results up to 203 Gigaflops performing calculations across 56 processors.

(Using Curie)

hhmibio - Apple G5 Cluster


Hhmibio is a 2-node cluster operated by the CSM Laboratory and is open to use by all science division faculty and their students. Funding for hhmibio was provided by the HHMI. The current hardware configuration consists of the following:

  • 1 front-end node configured with:
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 2 - 2.0 Gigahertz PowerPC G5 processors
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Approximately 880 GB of local disk
  • 1 compute node configured with:
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM
  • Two, 2.0 Gigahertz PowerPC G5 processors
  • Approximately 80 GB of local disk space (/tmp)
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Supported software: inQuiry, SEED

 

Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium Computing

mu3c - AMD Opteron Cluster

Mu3c is a 59-node cluster operated by the Midwest Undergraduate Computational Chemistry Consortium. Mu3c's total aggregate computing capacity is approximately 343.5 gigaflops. Funding for mu3c was provided by the National Science Foundation.

(Using mu3c)

 

Research Group Clusters

cinsault Cluster

The cinsault cluster is operated and maintained by the Krueger research group on Hope College's campus. Funding for the cluster was provided by a Cottrell College award from Research Corporation.

  • Six nodes (one head and five compute nodes)
  • 1.8 GHz P4 processor
  • 512 MB of ram
  • one 20GB IDE system drive
  • one 60GB IDE storage drive

ernst Cluster

The Ernst cluster is operated and maintained by the Polik research group on Hope College's campus. The cluster's construction was funded through various grants. Ernst is mainly used to run computational chemistry jobs.

  • The head node
  • P4 processor
  • 1GB of ram. It also has
  • two 120GB IDE and
  • two 36GB SCSI hard disks
  • Nine compute nodes with:
  • P4 processor
  • 1GB of ram
  • 120GB hard disk
  • Six compute nodes
  • AMD Opteron processor
  • 8GB of ram
  • 250GB disk

(Using Ernst)