Phone: 616-331-2274
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Dr. Richard Vallery (Chair)

117 Padnos Hall of Science, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

GVSU High Performance Computing Cluster

This cluster is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant No. CNS-1228291.

Project PI: Dr. K. Majumdar (Physics), Co-PI: Drs. M. Krcmar (Physics), A. Szarecka (CMB), and D. Furton (Physics).

Cluster In-Charge: Dr. Doug Furton.

 Cluster Details:

  • Dell/RHEL/Rocks+ Cluster. Runs at 3.0 TFLOPS (measured against the HPLinpack benchmark).
  • Operating system: RHEL Server 6.2 with StackIQ Rocks+ 6.0.1 cluster management software and Sun Grid Engine (SGE) job scheduler.
  • Head node: Dell PowerEdge R720 with dual E5-2620 2.0GHz, 15M Cache, hex-core CPUs, 64GB RAM and 4TB disk (RAID 5).
  • Compute nodes (16): Dell PowerEdge R420 with dual E5-2430 2.2GHz, 15M Cache, hex-core CPUs, 24GB Ram and 500MB disk.
  • Connectivity: Dell 5524 GbE and Intel True Scale Fabric Infiniband Switch 12300-BS18.
  • GCC version 4.4.6 20110731 (Red Hat 4.4.6-3) and Python 2.6.6 installed.

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Education and Research:

  • Frustrated quantum spin systems.
  • First principle density functional calculations.
  • Molecular biology simulations.

 Presentations (2013 - Present):

  1. Amy Mohr (Mentor: Dr. M. Krcmar), "First-principles calculations of elastic properties of crystalline solids," Student Scholarship Day, GVSU, April 9, 2014.
  2. Katie Chernoby (Mentors: Drs. A. Szarecka, B. Schroeder, R. Smart, S. Sridhar), "Mechanism of Telomerase Inhibition by Novel Non-nucleosidic Drug Candidates: Application of a Genetic Algorithm to Improve the Accuracy of Ligand Docking Simulations," Student Scholarship Day, GVSU, April 9, 2014.

 Publications (2013 - Present):

  1. M. Krcmar and J. R. Morris, "A comparative first-principles study of martensitic phase transformations in TiPd2 and TiPd intermetallics," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 26, 135401, 2014.

  Last Modified Date: May 14, 2014
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