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UMBC High Performance Computing Facility
Please note that this page is under construction. We are documenting the 240-node cluster maya that will be available in Spring 2014. Currently, the cluster tara is still available. Please see the 2013 Resources Pages under the Resources tab.

HPCF News:

Update on Cluster Extension
December 13, 2013

The new cluster equipment has begun to arrive from Dell. HPCF personnel will be working with DoIT to update the documentation on this web page while the equipment is set up and tested. More ...

Cluster Extension Ordered
October 30, 2013

HPCF has selected Dell as the vendor for its next-generation computing equipment, which will used to be extend the cluster tara. The new equipment includes 19 CPU/GPU compute nodes, 19 CPU/Phi nodes, and 34 CPU-only nodes... More ...

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The UMBC High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) is the community-based, interdisciplinary core facility for scientific computing and research on parallel algorithms. Started in 2008 by more than 20 researchers from more than ten departments and research centers from all three colleges, it is supported by faculty contributions, federal grants, and the UMBC administration. The facility is open to UMBC researchers at no charge. Researchers can purchase nodes for long-term priority access. System administration is provided by the UMBC Division of Information Technology, and users have access to consulting support provided by dedicated full-time GRAs. Released in Spring 2014, the current machine is the 240-node distributed-memory cluster maya, which includes 72 nodes with eight-core Intel E5-2650v2 Ivy Bridge CPUs and hybrid nodes with state-of-the-art NVIDIA K20 GPUs (graphics processing units) designed for double-precision arithmetic and cutting-edge 60-core Intel Phi 5110P accelerators. The components are connected by state-of-the-art InfiniBand networks, and the cluster has over 500 TB of central storage.

This webpage provides information about the facility, its systems, research projects, resources for users, and contact information.