Research Computing Impact

Research Computing Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 3,101
All-Time Research Groups 1,159
Active Research Groups 1,004
Active Departments 60
Community Cluster Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 2,961
Active Community Cluster Groups 228
Active Departments 60
Total 2016 CPU Hours 246,842,697
Total 2017 CPU Hours 302,276,149
Total Processor Cores 102,728
Total Cluster Nodes 0
Research Storage Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 173
Active Research Groups 942
Active Departments 1
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased (PB) 3.00
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot 690
Research Storage Statistics
Metric Value
Total Fortress Capacity (PB) 50
Total Fortress Capacity Used (PB) 19.00
Data Transferred via Globus in 2018 (PB) 3.00
Average Unique Monthly Globus Users in 2018 123
Top 500 Rankings Over Time
Cluster Initial Ranking
Steele #105 (2008)
Coates #102 (2009)
Rossmann #126 (2010)
Hansen #150 (~2011)
Carter #154 (2012)
Conte #128 (2013)
Rice #166 (2015)
Brown #302 (2017)
Partners by Community Cluster
Cluster Departments Faculty
Hammer 10 11
Halstead 36 102
Brown 49 173
Workbench 45 80
Bell 45 161
Research Computing Groups by Academic College
Academic College Number of Research Groups
College of Engineering 333
College of Science 248
College of Agriculture 216
External Partners 73
College of Health and Human Sciences 39
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology 37
Krannert School of Management 28
College of Liberal Arts 24
Purdue Polytechnic Institute 24
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 23
College of Education 20
College of Pharmacy 20
School of Veterinary Medicine 19
Libraries 10
Regional Campuses 7
The Graduate School 2
Office of the Provost - Teaching and Learning 2
Community Cluster Usage by Academic Department
Academic Department Number of Cores
Mechanical Engineering 24,568
OSG CMS Tier2 20,810
Aeronautics and Astronautics 5,424
Materials Engineering 4,316
Chemical Engineering 4,204
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 4,168
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering) 2,476
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2,452
Biomedical Engineering 2,224
Chemistry 1,804
Purdue Northwest 1,600
Other Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 1,528
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt) 1,516
Physics and Astronomy 1,276
Industrial Engineering 1,164
Nuclear Engineering 1,088
Bioinformatics Core 1,024
Other College of Science 968
Biochemistry 964
Purdue Climate Change Research Center 872
Computer Science 836
Biological Sciences 796
Animal Sciences 640
Cancer Center 600
Entomology 536
Other Krannert School of Management 512
Civil Engineering 468
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 432
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center 400
Statistics 380
Agronomy 360
Forestry and Natural Resources 328
Botany and Plant Pathology 284
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 268
ITaP 236
Management 216
NULL 192
Other College of Engineering 168
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy 160
Economics 136
Mathematics 136
Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease 128
Food Science 88
Other College of Agriculture 88
Agricultural Economics 84
Psychological Sciences 64
School of Engineering Technology 64
Computer and Information Technology 40
Basic Medical Sciences 24
Computer Graphics Technology 24
Other Libraries 24
Research Funding for HPC Faculty
Fiscal Year HPC Faculty Awards Total Awards
2019 $262.0 Million $521.0 Million
2018 $207.0 Million $458.0 Million
2017 $158.0 Million $421.0 Million
2016 $130.0 Million $403.0 Million
2015 $131.0 Million $401.0 Million

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