Resources

The HPRC group currently administers six HPC clusters totaling 9.6 PF in peak performance with 17.0 PB of high-performance storage. Consult the resource comparison page for the hardware differences among these HPC clusters.

Launch

Launch is a Dell cluster with AMD EPYC Genoa 9654 processors and NVIDIA A30 GPUs.

The compute nodes are interconnected with HDR100 InfiniBand connections for MPI and access to the NFS storage.

ACES

ACES is a Dell cluster with a rich accelerator testbed consisting of Intel Max GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), Intel FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), NVIDIA H100 and A30 GPUs, NEC Vector Engines, NextSilicon co-processors, Graphcore IPUs (Intelligence Processing Units). The ACES cluster consists of compute nodes using a mix of the following processors:

  • Intel Xeon 8468 Sapphire Rapids processors
  • Intel Xeon Ice Lake 8352Y processors
  • Intel Xeon Cascade Lake 8268 processors
  • AMD Epyc Rome 7742 processors

The compute nodes interconnected with NVIDIA NDR200 connections for MPI and access to the Lustre storage. The Intel Optane SSDs and all accelerators (except the Graphcore IPUs and NEC Vector Engines) are accessed using Liqid's composable framework via PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect express) Gen4 and Gen5 fabrics.

Please check the ACES page for more information.

ACES Cluster

FASTER

FASTER Cluster

FASTER is a 184-node Intel cluster from Dell with an InfiniBand HDR-100 interconnect. A100 GPUs, A10 GPUs, A30 GPUs, A40 GPUs and T4 GPUs are distributed and composable via Liqid PCIe Gen4 fabrics. All nodes are based on the Intel Ice Lake processor.

Grace

Grace is a 940-node Intel cluster from Dell with an InfiniBand HDR-100 interconnect, A100 GPUs, RTX 6000 GPUs, T4 GPUs, and A40 GPUs. All nodes are based on the Intel Cascade Lake processor.

Grace Cluster

Terra

Terra Cluster

Terra is a 320-node hybrid Intel cluster from Lenovo with an Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) interconnect and 48 NVIDIA K80 dual-GPU accelerators. There are 304 nodes based on the Intel Broadwell processor and 16 nodes based on the Intel Knights Landing processor. Four nodes with Skylake processors, 192 GB of memory, and dual V100 GPUs were moved from Ada to Terra in 2020.

ViDaL

ViDaL is a 24-node Dell cluster with Intel Skylake processors and a 40Gb Ethernet interconnect. ViDaL provides secure and compliant computing facilities to conduct research projects involving analysis of sensitive or proprietary data. ViDaL also offers support for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

Lonestar6

Lonestar6 is the latest in a series of Lonestar clusters hosted at TACC. Jointly funded by the University of Texas System, Texas A&M University, the University of North Texas, and Texas Tech University, it provides additional resources to TAMU researchers.

Lonestar6 Cluster

Software

Our systems have various commercial and open source software packages installed. For more information, consult our software page.

Please also consult our software policies regarding restricted software and acquiring licensed software.

Knowledge Base

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