Research Computing Impact

Community Cluster Statistics

Investor Partners2,128
Active Users 30,344
Purdue Campuses3
Academic Departments 130
CPU Hours delivered in 2015251 Million

Top 500 Rankings

SystemInitial Ranking
Steele#105 (2008)
Coates#102 (2009)
Rossmann#126 (2010)
Hansen#150 (est - 2011)
Carter#54 (2012)
Conte#28 (2013)
Rice#166 (2015)

Top 500 Rankings Over Time

Top 500 graph

Campus-focused, non-national or regional center facilites.

US Academic Institution HPC Capacity Rankings

Rensselaer Polytechnic894
Texas A&M694
Mississippi State463

Partners by Community Cluster

Steele22 Departments
48 Faculty
Coates23 Departments
57 Faculty
Rossmann18 Departments
39 Faculty
Hansen29 Departments
53 Faculty
Carter38 Departments
124 Faculty
Conte32 Departments
100 Faculty
Hammer9 Departments
11 Faculty
Rice35 Departments
119 Faculty
Snyder23 Departments
47 Faculty
Halstead31 Departments
88 Faculty
HalsteadGPU16 Departments
21 Faculty

Research groups using any research computing service.

Research Computing Groups, by Academic College

College Number of Research Groups
Aeronautics and Astronautics26
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt)7
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering)11
Agricultural Economics3
Animal Sciences8
Basic Medical Sciences4
Bindley Bioscience Center2
Bioinformatics Core2
Biological Sciences27
Biomedical Engineering17
Botany and Plant Pathology19
Brian Lamb School of Communication1
Cancer Center2
Chemical Engineering13
Civil Engineering24
College of Agriculture7
College of Education4
College of Engineering4
College of Liberal Arts2
College of Science2
Commercial Partners8
Compartive Pathobiology3
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center2
Computer and Information Technology2
Computer Graphics Technology7
Computer Science20
Consumer Sciences and Retailing1
Curriculum and Instruction7
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences29
Educational Studies3
Electrical and Computer Engineering43
Engineering Education7
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships3
Food Science4
Forestry and Natural Resources16
Health Sciences3
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture27
Hospitality and Tourism Management1
Human Development and Family Studies1
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy2
Industrial Engineering14
Materials Engineering14
Mechanical Engineering43
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology7
Nuclear Engineering5
Nutrition Science2
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology1
OSG CMS Tier21
Physics and Astronomy27
Political Science3
Psychological Sciences11
Purdue Polytechnic Institute2
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering1
School of Engineering Technology3
School of Veterinary Medicine2
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences3
Teaching Success1
Technology Leadership and Innovation1
Veterinary Clinical Sciences2

Community Cluster Investment by Academic Department

Department Number of Cores
Mechanical Engineering6,932
OSG CMS Tier26,640
Aeronautics and Astronautics4,680
Electrical and Computer Engineering4,428
Materials Engineering3,024
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences2,564
Nuclear Engineering1,564
Physics and Astronomy892
Biomedical Engineering808
Chemical Engineering668
Other Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships600
Industrial Engineering560
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering)464
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center400
Biological Sciences380
Civil Engineering344
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology308
Computer and Information Technology248
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture224
Computer Science216
Bioinformatics Core200
Cancer Center136
Forestry and Natural Resources96
Botany and Plant Pathology40
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy40
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt)36
Brian Lamb School of Communication32
Agricultural Economics20
Animal Sciences20
Food Science20
Health Sciences20
Other Libraries20

Data Statistics

Data in Fortress Archive4.49 PB
Total Scratch Capacity5.1 PB
Total Data Depot Capacity2.5 PB
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased600 TB
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot264
Data Transferred via Globus in 2015211 TB
Unique Users Transferring Data via Globus in 201543

Research Funding for HPC Faculty

Year Total Awards

Research awards chart 2015

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