Computing Resources 


  • High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC)
    • Our group members have exclusive access to two computing clusters. Both clusters are placed in the basement of the Kelley Engineering Center.
    • 21 nodes (42 processors) of AMD64 machines with high-speed switches and 10GB memory. This was put together using the Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Award (2006-2007) to our group.
    • 82 nodes of Xeon processors received from Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Albany. This turnkey cluster (worth $260K) was received in May 2009. Additional funds under Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) Award (2009-2010) are being used for its upgrade.
    • The HPCC cluster is equipped with 2.3 TB (terabytes) of disk storage space
    • Both clusters are managed by the information technology staff led by Mike Sander (msander[at]
  • Supercomputer Access
    • We also have access to NSF's Teragrid Supercomputing resources for large-scale production runs. We typically use parallel machines at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Our simulations routinely require 100 or more processors in parallel.
  • College of Engineering Research Cluster
    • This cluster currently has 56 nodes, 112 CPUs, 240GB of memory and is linked to Dr. Apte's cluster.
    • Funded and used by multiple departments and research groups throughout the College of Engineering
  • Post-processing
    • Tecplot: All of the simulation data is post-processed and visualized using Tecplot360.
    • Matlab: Matlab is also available for post-processing
  • IT Staff
    • All IT services are supported by a team of IT professionals including 12 full time employees assisted by approximately 55 students.
    • For local disk space, software, and computing issues contact Leanne Lai (leanne[at]


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