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High Performance Compting Cluster

hpccThe University of North Dakota Computational Research Center was formed in 2004 to provide computing resources to meeting the growing computation research needs at UND and throughout the region.*

Shale High Performance Cluster+
Manufacturer: Aspen Systems

  • Master node - 1.8Ghz, Dual
        Opteron 64-bit processors
        w/4Gigs of RAM
  • 63 compute nodes - 1.8GHz
        Dual Opteron 64-bit processors
        w/ 2 Gigabyes of RAM
  • 16 compute nodes - 2.0Ghz
        Dual Opteron, Dual Core 64-bit
        processors w/ 2 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 1.5 terabytes distributed storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet Interconnect
  • OS: Red Hat Linux;
  • App. and Dev. Environments: Portland/PGI
        CDK-64-Bit optimizing compilers (FORTRAN, C, C++)

VIZ - High Performance Server/Workstation
Manufacturer: Dell

  • 1.86GHz Single E5320 Xeon, Quad Core 64-bit Processor
  • NVidia Quadro FX 3500, 256-bit, 256Mb Video Memory,
       Steroscopic Sync Capable

  • 8 Gigabytes of RAM
  • 230 Gigabytes of storage
  • Windows Vista 64-bit Version

*The cluster is funded and operated by the UND Vice President for
  Research office, the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate
  Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) and UND Information Technology
  Systems and Services.

+ Photo: Chuck Kimmerle/University Relations

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