Research Computing Center
The Research Computing Center (RCC) provides the infrastructure and campus-wide access to resources required for high performance computing computationally intensive biomedical research. This includes shared hardware and research-specific software which is supported by MCW and research grants. RCC services and operations are governed by representatives of the MCW Faculty in partnership with RCC leadership.
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Manage open source scientific applications on several HPC platforms:
- A 552 Core Linux MPI cluster
- A 3 Terabyte RAM 40 Core Large Memory Linux server
- Four Graphical Processing Unit Servers with Three Nvidia K40 (2880 cores) each
- Four Graphical Processing Unit Servers with Four Nvidia K80 (4992 cores) each
- MATLAB Distributed Computing Cluster with 256 workers
- Three 48-core 384GB SMP Linux Servers
Example software used includes Gromacs, NAMD, VMD, R, Bioconductor, Matlab, Bowtie2, Cufflinks, Hmmr, Tophat, Schrodinger Small Molecule Suite, Samtools, and FreeSurfer. These are a representative sample of programs and not an exhaustive list of what is supported.
Provide large short term storage for analyses:
- Isilon Storage pool over 1 PB with seven I/O nodes
- Isilon Replication pool with 280TB with three I/O nodes
- Tape Library with four LTO 6 (6.25 TB) drives for archiving
The Storage pool and the HPC Systems are connected by a dedicated 10Gb LAN for maximum throughput.
To provide long-term research data storage:
- 1.2 PB on three redundant storage nodes
- Snapshot capabilities
- Dedicated archiving LTO-6 tape drive