High-Performance Computing (HPC)
The High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster is a shared facility to support research and teaching activities on campus. The cluster is physically located in our on-premise data center and operated by IT department under the direction of the HPC academic advisory committee.
The current cluster is formed by several computing nodes with the latest generation of Intel Xeon CPUs and Nvidia Tesla GPUs. The combined computing power is about 35 Teraflops (20 Teraflops from GPUs + 15 Teraflops from CPUs).
1. Getting a cluster account – HPC account application
Currently, the system supports 2 types of account, research account, and teaching account. The teaching account can only use limited cluster resources, it is meant for students and beginners to learn about supercomputing clusters and do some simple jobs. Meanwhile, the research account is designed for heavy research activities with access to more cluster resources, but, due to its large resource consumption, only a limited number of research account can be applied. There are 3 ways to get an account on the cluster.
1). To apply for a research account, he/she needs a faculty member sponsor. The new account will be put in the sponsor’s user group and share group resources. Currently, each faculty member can only sponsor 5 research accounts (due to limited resources). (Please click and download: GTIIT HPC account application form)
2）申请个人教学类账号，需有一位教职工作为担保人。新的教学类账号与担保人所在课题组无关联，但一学期后会被暂停使用（经担保人同意，方可续期）。(请点击及下载： GTIIT HPC account application form)
2. 使用指南（请点击及下载: 高性能计算集群（HPC）用户指南 )
- Xinpeng Xu from Physcis, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sehoon Park from Chemistry, <email@example.com>
- Antti Rasila from Math, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Bo Kong from Chemical engineering, <email@example.com>
- Kayin Leung from BFE, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Nan Wang from MSE, <email@example.com>.