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Georgia State offers Orion, an enterprise based high performance computing resource, for researchers’ use.  Accounts must be requested through a self-service HPC Portal.

Batch Linux HPC System (Orion)

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Schedule and process Linux jobs rapidly using LSF in batch and interactive mode. Orion is comprised of six IBM System x3850 X5 Servers, two Dell PowerEdge R720, and one Silicon Mechanics SuperServer 8027R-TRF.  Specifications are as follows:

  • CentOS 6.7 64-bit
  • IBM's Load Sharing Facility (LSF) Scheduler
  • 6x IBM System x3850 x5
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4850
    • 4 CPUs (10 cores per CPU), 2.0 GHz processors
    • 512 GB RAM
    • 2 TB of scratch storage for jobs
  • 1x Silicon Mechanics SuperServer 8027R-TRF+-
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4850
    • 4 CPUs (10 cores per CPU), 2.2 GHz processors
    • 512 GB RAM
    • 4 TB of scratch storage for jobs
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R720
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670
    • 2 CPUs (10 cores per CPU), 2.5 GHz
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 2x Intel Phi 7120 (61 cores per each card)
    • 2 TB of scratch storage for jobs
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge R720
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670
    • 2 CPUs (10 cores per CPU), 2.5 GHz
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 2x NVidia Tesla K40m (2880 CUDA cores per each card)
    • 2 TB of scratch storage for jobs

Data Intensive Computing Environment (DICE) cluster is comprised of seven Dell PowerEdge R730 Servers, and interconnected with Intel’s Omni-Path.  DICE cluster is a student focused research and training HPC system for enabling student data intensive research and hands on training in Hadoop/Spark ecosystem.

DICE Specifications are as follows:

  • CentOS 7.2 64-bit
  • Hadoop/Spark Ecosystem
  • 1x Dell PowerEdge 730
    • 16 core (Broadwell), 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 24 TB NLSAS
    • 10 GbE adapter
    • 100 GbE adapter
  • 6x Dell PowerEdge 730
    • 16 core (Broadwell), 2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 24 TB NLSAS
    • 100 GbE adapter

  • Gaussian
  • AMMP
  • MATLAB
  • Mathematica
  • STATA
  • SAS
  • The R Project for Statistical Computing
  • NWChem
  • Abinit
  • Gromacs
  • OpenBUGS
  • Plink
  • Dock
  • Trinity
  • VisIt
  • Blast+
  • FastQC
  • NAMD
  • Amber
  • KGG
  • VTK
  • CMake
  • AMMP

  • GNU Compilers – C, C++, Fortran, Java
  • PETSc
  • MPICH

  • BLAS
  • Lapack
  • ATLAS
  • FTTW
  • Valgrind
  • NumPy
  • SciPy