Linux Workstations

Dell Precision T3500 WorkstationEach user has access to a Dell Precision T3500 computer with an choice of available displays.

The specifications of the systems are

  • Quad Core Intel™ Xeon W3550 3.0GHz, 8M L3, 4.8GT/s, Turbo
  • 6GB, 1333MHz, DDR3 SDRAM, ECC
  • 512MB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 580
  • Fedora 32 (64-bit) or Ubuntu 18.04 lts
  • Dell UltraSharp 2007fp (1600x1200), Dell UltraSharp U2711 (2560x1440), Dell UltraSharp U2515H (2560x1440), Dell UltraSharp 3415W (3440 x 1440).

Systems can be upgraded, depending on the user's needs and budget, but they are typically used as terminals to access our high-powered computing resources described below, so local memory, disk, processor speed, etc., are usually irrelevant.

Fedora workstations are configured to automatically mount NFS home and data file systems from our servers and do not allow sudo access by the user. For users requiring systems that allow the ability to install software and other system configuration, we recommend an Ubuntu or Windows workstation.

Users are allowed 50 GB personal "home" space for private data, and unlimited (to 12 terabytes of) "data" space for working on collaborative projects.


blazing"Blazing" is our system dedicated to GPU computing. It is equipped with

  • Dual Intel Quad-Core Xeon W5580 3.2 GHz
  • 72GB DDR3 1333 ECC Registered DIMM
  • One nVidia GTX Titan (2688 CUDA cores)
  • CentOS 7, running the latest nVidia CUDA software

Computing cluster

computing"Computing" is the name of our Rocks Clusters 7.0 computing cluster that is split between seven interactive nodes where researchers can get a terminal in which they can run MATLAB to edit and run their scripts and four parallel computing nodes where scripted jobs can be queued up and run in parallel, optimized for running AMICA. Each compute node is equipped with

  • Quad/4-way AMD Opteron 6136,8 Cores x 2.40GHz, Socket G34
  • 256GB DDR3 Registered ECC/REG 1333 SDRAM

Parallel submission queues are available for up to 64-processors.