Computer serverComputational Research Center

Location: GLRC 105
Contact: Warren Perger

Use one of the most powerful high performance computer clusters in the region to help unravel the mysteries of the Great Lakes. Employing Superior, the University's shared High-Performance Computing Infrastructure, researchers will be able to predict wind, wave, and current patterns throughout all five Great Lakes—all with greater accuracy than ever before.

Superior will provide Center researchers in many areas with countless new computational tools. Using this new technology, researchers can better predict complex processes by building higher-order models of nutrients, harmful algae blooms, and transport paths of invasive species.

Superior technical specs:

  • 100 traditional CPU compute nodes, each with 16 Intel Sandy Bridge processors at 2.60 GHz and 64 GB RAM
  • 5 GPU-based compute nodes, each with four NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs
  • 56 GB/s InfiniBand network
  • 48 TB of raw storage space
  • Peak performance: 31 TFLOPS (CPU) and 14 TFLOPS (GPU)