Research Computing Impact

Last updated: 08/23/2019.

Research Computing Statistics

Active Users2,078
All-Time Research Groups827
Active Research Groups688
Active Departments81

Community Cluster Statistics

Active Users1,093
Active Community Cluster Groups196
Active Departments57
Total 2016 CPU Hours246,842,697
Total 2017 CPU Hours302,276,149
Total Processor Cores46,028
Total Cluster Nodes2,367

Research Storage Statistics

Active Users1,839
Active Research Groups623
Active Departments80
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased (PB)2.39
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot469
Total Fortress Capacity Used (PB)19.50
Data Transferred via Globus in 2018 (PB)3.20
Average Unique Monthly Globus Users in 2018123

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


Research Computing Groups by Academic College

Number of Research Groups
College of Engineering260
College of Science195
College of Agriculture184
College of Health and Human Sciences29
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology28
College of Liberal Arts20
Purdue Polytechnic Institute20
Krannert School of Management19
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships18
College of Education15
College of Pharmacy13
School of Veterinary Medicine13
External Partners9
Regional Campuses2
Office of the Provost - Teaching and Learning1
The Graduate School1

Community Cluster Usage by Academic Department

Number of Cores
Mechanical Engineering7,524
OSG CMS Tier27,504
Aeronautics and Astronautics5,544
Materials Engineering3,272
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences2,412
Electrical and Computer Engineering1,708
Chemical Engineering1,104
Industrial Engineering1,056
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering)904
Other Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships696
Nuclear Engineering684
Physics and Astronomy580
Biological Sciences412
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center400
Civil Engineering272
Computer Science248
Biomedical Engineering240
Bioinformatics Core200
Computer and Information Technology200
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology180
Forestry and Natural Resources172
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture136
Animal Sciences116
Cancer Center88
Botany and Plant Pathology64
Other College of Science60
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt)44
Other Libraries44
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy40
Basic Medical Sciences24
Computer Graphics Technology24
Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease24
School of Engineering Technology24
Agricultural Economics20
Food Science20
Health Sciences20
Other College of Agriculture20

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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