SCI Cluster

SCI Cluster

Welcome to the information source for the SCI cluster

The SCI cluster is a 64 node "Beowulf" style cluster computer consisting of dual 1.8GHz AMD Athlon nodes with 2GB RAM, all running Debian Linux. They have ethernet and SCI for network access. The nodes boot over the network and mount a read only Debian image over NFS. Local disk is used for swap space and /scratch. 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. This cluster was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

All jobs must be performed using the batch system.

Below is a picture of the inside of a node.

Node Picture

Below is a picture of the back side of the cluster.

Cluster Back Picture