ITS supports high performance research computing by providing both symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) shared memory computers and High Performance Computing clusters for parallel programming applications.
A multi-terabyte storage access network (SAN) is available to provide research activities with secure storage of research data.
Available Resources Include:
|Zorka||Zorka is a 40 node parallel computing cluster. Each node contains (2) dual core 2.992 GHz processors with 8 Gb of RAM.
Zorka Cluster Documentation
|Nikola||Nikola is a hybrid computing cluster made up of compute nodes, gpu nodes and single multi-core processing nodes. It contains 40 standard compute nodes with (2) dual core Intel Xeon Processors running at 3.0 GHz with 8 Gb of RAM per node. Nikola's GPU nodes are Appro Tetra nodes with (2) Intel Xeon 6 core processors with 48Gb of RAM. Four NVidia Tesla M2090 GPU's are installed in each node.
Nikola Cluster Documentation
|Research Mass Storage||A storage access network (SAN) provides 50 terabytes for storage and tape archive for research data. The Research SAN architecture is five 6130 fiber channel disk arrays, four SATA disk arrays, and a StorageTEK L500 tape library connected redundantly via QLOGIC fiber channel switches.|
ODU currently provides a variety of software packages for use in the cluster environment(s):
|Abaqus||Fluent||Lapack||PGI Cluster Development Kit|
|Fftw||Intel cluster compiler suite||Petsc|