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With the advent of greater support for High Performance Computing (HPC) scholarship and teaching at GVSU, the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Information Technology are collaborating to provide a transparent and efficient processes to support HPC work at the university. A HPC implementation group was formed to process and help implement HPC projects.
The HPC implementation group at GVSU tries to provide resources that bridge the gap between computing resources readily available from the Information Technology department and big compute cluster environments like Amazon cloud services. Our goal is to fit that space between “I need more” but “not that much more”. We can help where:
What does not qualify for HPC resources?
We believe that this GVSU approach fits well with the majority of computing needs that are currently not being met. What follows is a list of the resources available, and the procedures and contact information needed to start utilizing what we can provide.
Operating System: We can provide both Microsoft Windows (Server 2012R2) and Linux (CentOS) computing environments.
Computing Power: There are eight computer systems that can be utilized. Two of the systems have dual CPUs with 16 compute cores each. Six of the systems have dual CPUs with 24 computer cores each. This gives a total of 352 compute Cores
Memory: Seven of the computer systems have 512GB of RAM, one system has 192GB of RAM
Storage: There is a total of 62TB of all solid state drive storage. 40TB of that storage is mirrored to protect the data in case of failure. The storage is connected to the systems with 12 SATA channels, giving a total throughput of 7,200 MB/s
Networking: Connecting all the computer systems together is two 10Gb/s networks
Please contact Matthew Hodgman (firstname.lastname@example.org; 616-331-2441). Matthew will work with you to see if your project qualifies for the HPC resources that are available. If your request qualifies based on available resources, the request will then be forwarded to the HPC implementation group for approval. Upon approval, a Memo of Understanding (MOU) will be created to assure all parties understand the expectations. You are encouraged to look at the template for the Memo of Understanding so that you are familiar with what information is needed.
Software Currently Being Supported
Financial and personnel support for HPC activities is shared by your grant, units, deans’ offices, IT and the Provost Office as appropriate.