Hardware

Intended Use Operating System FQDN
BigRam

Bigram is intended for jobs that cannot be parallelized and require a large amount of RAM memory, such as de novo genome assembly.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 bigram.ent.iastate.edu
Biocrunch

Biocrunch is a shared computing resource for those who need multithreaded computation but are not yet prepared to use a traditional HPC cluster.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 biocrunch.ent.iastate.edu
Condo2017 Cluster Compute Nodes

The HPC Condo cluster is composed of 188 compute nodes, in addition to the head node, data transfer node, a "large" memory node, and a "huge" memory node. 

Each of the nodes are connected via Intel QDR InfiniBand (40 Mbps) switch, and run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The ResearchIT group has the ability to help researchers establish accounts, compile and install software, and provide support for the cluster.  Thee LAS college has a large allocation, and can help researchers get started on the Condo quickly.  Please contact us at researchit@iastate.edu if you would like to discuss your research needs and get started on this University resource.

 

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 condo2017.its.iastate.edu
Condo2017 Cluster Huge Memory Node

In addition to the compute nodes, the Condo2017 cluster also contains a "huge" memory node

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 condo2017.its.iastate.edu
Condo2017 Cluster Large Memory Node

In addition to the compute nodes, the Condo2017 cluster also contains a "large" memory node

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 condo2017.its.iastate.edu
Condo2017 Free Tier

The Condo2017 Free Tier is composed of 48 nodes from the cluster previously named ClusterOne, and prior to that named LHB-NGS and LHB-PS.  This cluster is running the RISA software repository, and is a good place to run MPI capable programs.

These nodes are slightly older than the regular compute nodes in the Condo cluster, and the processors are not as fast. This tier is being made available to any research group in the University as a way to become introduced to the HPC environment without an upfront cost commitment. 

Please email researchit@iastate.edu to obtain access.

 

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 condo2017.las.iastate.edu
Laswin01(Windows Remote Desktop)

Laswin01 is a shared computing resource with Windows as the OS for the system. This system is for applications requiring and only supporting Windows OS.

Windows Server 2012 R2 laswin01.las.iastate.edu
Legion

The Legion servers are best for problems which can be highly parallelized (particularly where each thread is doing something slightly different from the others).  Each legion node has a very large number of cores available, but those cores are slower than those found on a typical Intel Xeon processor like you'll find on our other servers. Due to the large number of cores, these servers are faster at processing particular types of workloads such as molecular dynamics, genome alignment, and monte carlo simulations.

We have 4 Legion servers behind a head node running the SLURM job scheduler. Each node has 272 threads available, and 384GB of RAM.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 legion.las.iastate.edu
RIT1

General purpose research computing server

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 rit1.las.iastate.edu
RIT2

General purpose research computing server

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 rit2.las.iastate.edu
Speedy

Speedy is intended for jobs that cannot be massively parallelized and require the fastest CPU and memory bandwidth possible, such as R jobs or single-threaded pipelines.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 speedy.ent.iastate.edu
Speedy2

Speedy2 is intended for jobs that cannot be massively parallelized and require the fastest CPU and memory bandwidth possible, such as R jobs or single-threaded pipelines.

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 speedy2.ent.iastate.edu