Facilities

SCSB Scientific Computing Laboratory

The laboratory hosts a multi-node compute cluster, distributed data storage, 3D Printers and Visualization Display Systems.

  • Computing Cluster - T-rex
    It consists of a login node, five computing nodes and a file server. The cluster compute nodes are of 3 types:
    • Two nodes designed for predominantly GPGPU based computing contain nVidia Tesla K20 GPUs, each with 2480 cuda cores, as well as dual Intel E5-2650 cpus with a total of 32 compute cores.
    • Two nodes designed for predominantly CPU based computing, but with some GPGPU support, contain nVidia Tesla M2075 GPU's each with 480 cuda cores, as well as dual Intel E5-2670 cpus with a total of 32 compute cores.
    • One node, designed for predominantly high memory requirement computing, is a Dell Poweredge R620 and contains 768 Gigabytes of main memory and two E5-2600 class cpus.All four computing nodes have 128 GB of RAM, two hexa-core Intel Xeon CPUs, and Nvidia GPUs, capable of performing heterogenous calculations. Job submission and scheduling is handled by SLURM.
  • File Storage
  • Windows Server - Rosalyn
    Rosalyn is an Intel i7 workstation with 32 GB RAM running Windows 2008R2. It allows remote connection for SCSBMB researchers to run Windows software when needed.
  • Software Server - Sc
    Sc is an Intel i7 workstation running Fedora. It hosts many scientific software and NFS exports them to computers in different SCSBMB laboratories.
  • 3D Printers
    • A Projet 660pro, which is a full color powder/epoxy type printer capable of producing models up to 8"x10"x15". It is used primarily to create models of molecular systems for our center members, but has also been used in collaboration with other researchers in the Gulf Coast Consortium.
    • A Makerbot Replicator 2X, which is a heated extruder type printer capable of printing in two colors concurrently, and can print in either PLA or SCA type plastic, and has a printing volume of 10" x 6" x 6". It has been used primarily for durable models, such as unusually shaped experimental sample containers.
  • Visualization Display Systems

 

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