Wednesday, December 2, 2015

High Performance Computing Cluster

This past summer and fall, my research partners built our own personal high performance computing cluster. Temple has its own cluster (Owls Nest) but it's always in heavy use by others around the university and so we're always scrapping for resources. So we built our own cluster. First we built a testbed cluster by lashing together a handful of surplus PCs and then we used that to spec out a formal HPC cluster that we paid about $27k for out of a grant.

The cluster is pretty awesome. Our student, Devin Trejo, put together a very comprehensive blog post on how the cluster was designed and built. You can read all about it here:
http://www.tdevin.com/2015-11-30-hpc-batch-processing/

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