HIGH-PERFORMANCE Computing (HPC) Facilities
Equipment Available (In-house and Off-Campus Access)
(1) Southern Illinois High-Performance Computing Research Infrastructure (SIHPCI). Dell Linux cluster (106 nodes, Intel Xeon dual CPU quad-core 2.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, and 90 TB storage) dubbed Maxwell. It was awarded by NSF Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI) Division in 2009.
Here is a link to Tutorial on How to Use the Cluster
Requesting an Account on Maxwell:
Send an email to Professor Shaikh Ahmed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Provide the following information:
# Your Name
# IP address of the computer(s) on SIUC network from which you would access Maxwell
# A short paragraph on research you will perform and software tools to be used
You will receive an email with login information
Please read throuh the
tutorial (link given above) on how to use the machine
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT ...
(3) It would be the user's
responsibility to learn how to use the cluster
properly and please be advised that the user
should always transfer and backup
her/his data/program routinely
in a local (PC/Mac/Linux) drive.
For System Administrators:
Here is the link to SIHPCI webpage (You can access it only from within SIUC network; From outside use VPN)
Here is the real-time Ganglia report for maxwell cluster usage...(You can access it only from within SIUC network; From outside use VPN)
The following links are for administrative purpose:
Platform Computing: http://maxwell.ecehpc.siuc.edu:8080/platform/
(2) SIU Office of
Office of Information Technology (OIT) is the primary
provider of IT
resources and support for Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). The
Network Engineering division under the OIT is responsible
for managing and maintaining network
infrastructures for the Camus Area Network, which
include both wired and wireless networks.
The team offers various services to support not
only network usage but also related researches
across the campus such as Network Infrastructure,
Wireless Connection, QoS & VoIP, VPN, and
IP/Subnet Request. The proposed research will
utilize the campus network
and certain aforementioned network services to
support developed services or applications. The
OIT at SIUC can effectively support
the research project by coordinating relevant
network services on campus. The IT also possesses
an HPC system based on Cisco Unified Computing
System (UCS) solution, which includes 40 C-Series
nodes, Intel XEON E-5 processors, 64GB RAM/node,
20 cores/node, 46 TB of disk
(3) In-house 25-node, dual
CPU quad-core 2.3 GHz, 16GB RAM Intel Xeon cluster
dubbed octopus. All 200 cores are
dedicated to nanostructures modeling simulations.
Here are the complete cluster
(4) Access to the NSF's nanoHUB.org computational workspace.
(5) Access to the NSF's XSEDE computational workspaces.
(6) Access to the Oak Ridge National Lab's HPC machines. Here is the Information page for Jaguar@ORNL. Here is the Jaguar User Guide. ORNL Science Links: materials@ORNL DoE@ORNL materials for harsh environments
(7) Access to in-house
Synopsis and Cadence design tools.
(8) A large, recently renovated modern research laboratory of about 1100 sq. ft. in the Engineering building at SIU. The lab has office spaces and setups (PCs, printers, etc.) for at least 10 personnel.
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