by Lacy Fenn · August 12, 2020

high performance computing
The Cyber-Infrastructure Research Computing team in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently completed the move of its High Performance Computing systems, Europa and Ganymede, to the Arlington Regional Data Center (ARDC). The ARDC is one of three UT System data centers governed by the UT Shared Data Center (SDC) group on behalf of the UT System.
The growth of the new HPC system, Europa, will allow researchers the ability to increase their scientific calculations to 8,000 cores and over 167 terabytes of ram. The service is provided to researchers at UTD free of charge. In addition to the providing the Europa system to UTD researchers, the CI team also moved its existing system, Ganymede to the ARDC. By moving the queue of free compute nodes from Ganymede, which supports a small cluster in central IT of roughly 25 nodes to a lower cost data center, the CI team will be able to increase the number of cores available to power on by 10-fold. For those who are familiar with Ganymede, the system will work the same way.
“The CIRC team is excited to offer a new state-of-the-art data center to host UTD Cyber-Infrastructure for both CIRC and the School of Natural Science and Mathematics to help UTD researchers complete world-class research,” said Jerry Perez, Ph.D., Director of CI Operations. “The move to the ARDC will give UTD researchers more room to grow and more opportunities to collaborate with other University of Texas universities. CIRC High-Performance Computing is moving at the Speed of Bright!
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