DiaGrid is a large, high-throughput, distributed research computing network utilizing the HTCondor system and centered at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
DiaGrid is currently a partnership between nine university campuses, and its design accommodates computers at other campuses across the nation as new member institutions join. By the end of 2012, it included more than 50,000 processors. The Purdue West Lafayette portion of the pool, named BoilerGrid, is the largest academic system of its kind and has processed approximately 93 million jobs to date and delivers an average of approximately 25 million hours of research computation each year.
Researchers at Purdue and elsewhere use DiaGrid for a variety of purposes, such as imaging the structure of viruses at near-atomic resolutions, simulating the early stages of the Solar System's formation, projecting the reliability of Indiana's electrical supply, modeling the spread of water pollutants, and identifying millions of potential new forms of zeolites, silicate minerals widely used to catalyze chemical reactions on an industrial scale. DiaGrid provides computational resources to researchers on both Open Science Grid (OSG) and TeraGrid/XSEDE.
A DiaGrid web portal based on Purdue's HUBzero platform now delivers large scale computation directly through scientific applications in a browser (science-as-a-service). Users are welcome to sign up for a free account and begin computing!
Take a look for yourself: diagrid.org