Adding Compute Nodes to HPC
The High Performance Cluster (
hpc.oit.uci.edu ) is a UCI campus cluster dedicated in helping all UCI
campus departments meet their high performance computing needs.
HPC is ran by the RCS Group
at the Office of Information
Technology with the majority of the hardware owned by various
departments at the Campus. This collection of resources
enables the UCI computing community in the sharing of resources, like
hardware when not in use by their owners, and software.
On the software front, HPC
offers a high level of Open Source and commercial software that can run
in Serial, Parallel (using MPI),
or in OpenMP
On the hardware front, HPC aims at Zero Computing
Waste with the introduction of the Free
Queue system enabling everyone to utilized computing resources that
would otherwise go to waste.
to Node Owners:
The nodes (the hardware) you add to the HPC cluster are yours and
belong to you, we simply run them for you.
- You can use your nodes 24/7.
- You will
have exclusive access
to your nodes - nobody else can run on your nodes when you are using
- You will always be able to run on your own
whenever you need them.
- You will have your own Queue for your
nodes with no run time limits.
- The only time your nodes become available
to the free Q system is when you are not
If you are interested in adding compute nodes to the cluster, the RCS
staff are available to advise
and guide you on the hardware and software selection that best meets
your computing needs with your computing budget.
Here are some of the benefits in
joining the UCI Campus HPC cluster:
- Access to expert knowledge of
High Performance Computing staff.
- We do all of the system
administration on the cluster, you get to concentrate on your research
- You own your hardware, we
simiply run it for you.
- We work with you to get the best
hardware purchases to meet your computing needs.
- We work with all hardware vendors.
- Access to a large and extensive
list of software both commercial and Open Source.
- Access to a limited amount of
public data Raid servers. For large data needs, we can host
your own data servers.
If interested, please send an email
to the RCS Group or to Joseph Farran at firstname.lastname@example.org