Welcome to the information source for the IBM cluster known as

This cluster of dual processor Power3 workstations is made possible via a Shared University Research (SUR) grant from IBM to Iowa State University as well as a grant from the USDOE. It is a joint venture of the ISU Departments of Chemistry and Physics, and the Ames Laboratory Scalable Computing Laboratory. The primary purposes of the cluster are to develop efficient methods for performing parallel computations on state-of-the-art clusters, and to apply these methods to grand challenge problems in chemistry, physics and related fields.

Below is a picture of the cluster as it now stands. The file server is on the middle shelf on the right rack. The Gigabit and Fast Ethernet switches are in a rack out of view to the left.

Cluster Picture