Research Computing Impact

Last updated: 10/23/2019.

Research Computing Statistics

Active Users 2,147
All-Time Research Groups 852
Active Research Groups 717
Active Departments 81

Community Cluster Statistics

Active Users 1,145
Active Community Cluster Groups 203
Active Departments 58
Total 2016 CPU Hours 246,842,697
Total 2017 CPU Hours 302,276,149
Total Processor Cores 46,028
Total Cluster Nodes 2,367

Research Storage Statistics

Active Users 1,893
Active Research Groups 651
Active Departments 80
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased (PB) 2.51
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot 479
Total Fortress Capacity Used (PB) 19.50
Data Transferred via Globus in 2018 (PB) 3.20
Average Unique Monthly Globus Users in 2018 123

Top 500 Rankings Over Time

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

Departments Faculty
Workbench 33 53
Brown 42 137
Hammer 10 11
Rice 38 123
Snyder 26 61
Halstead 33 92

Research Computing Groups by Academic College

Number of Research Groups
College of Engineering 266
College of Science 200
College of Agriculture 189
College of Health and Human Sciences 30
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology 28
College of Liberal Arts 21
Krannert School of Management 21
Purdue Polytechnic Institute 20
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 19
College of Education 16
School of Veterinary Medicine 14
College of Pharmacy 13
External Partners 9
Libraries 8
Regional Campuses 2
Office of the Provost - Teaching and Learning 1
The Graduate School 1

Community Cluster Usage by Academic Department

Number of Cores
Mechanical Engineering 7,932
OSG CMS Tier2 7,504
Aeronautics and Astronautics 5,544
Materials Engineering 3,392
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 2,604
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1,708
Chemistry 1,128
Chemical Engineering 1,104
Industrial Engineering 1,056
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering) 928
Other Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 696
Nuclear Engineering 684
Physics and Astronomy 604
Biochemistry 452
Statistics 448
Agronomy 428
Biological Sciences 412
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center 400
Civil Engineering 296
Computer Science 296
Biomedical Engineering 240
Bioinformatics Core 200
Computer and Information Technology 200
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 180
Forestry and Natural Resources 172
ITaP 152
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 136
Animal Sciences 116
Entomology 96
Cancer Center 88
Economics 72
Botany and Plant Pathology 64
Other College of Science 60
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt) 44
Other Libraries 44
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy 40
Mathematics 40
Basic Medical Sciences 24
Computer Graphics Technology 24
Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease 24
School of Engineering Technology 24
Agricultural Economics 20
Food Science 20
Health Sciences 20
Other College of Agriculture 20

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

Tell Us About Your Research

ITaP would love to hear about your successful research endeavors and how ITaP Research Computing has helped you to achieve that success. We can use this information in our message to the broader community about the impact of science and cyberinfrastucture at Purdue University. This also provides us with insight into what sort of resources and efforts in ITaP are the most valued, so we can be sure we incorporate that into our future plans.

Please tell us your story! Email us at rcac-help@purdue.edu.