Research Computing Impact

Last updated: 12/12/2019.

Research Computing Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 2,170
All-Time Research Groups 865
Active Research Groups 730
Active Departments 82
Community Cluster Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 1,176
Active Community Cluster Groups 207
Active Departments 60
Total 2016 CPU Hours 246,842,697
Total 2017 CPU Hours 302,276,149
Total Processor Cores 46,748
Total Cluster Nodes 2,382
Research Storage Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 1,915
Active Research Groups 663
Active Departments 81
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased (PB) 2.56
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot 491
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
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
Brown 44 144
Workbench 35 57
Hammer 10 11
Rice 38 123
Snyder 26 61
Halstead 33 92
Research Computing Groups by Academic College
Academic College Number of Research Groups
College of Engineering 269
College of Science 202
College of Agriculture 192
College of Health and Human Sciences 30
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology 29
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
College of Pharmacy 14
School of Veterinary Medicine 14
External Partners 9
Libraries 8
Regional Campuses 2
The Graduate School 1
Office of the Provost - Teaching and Learning 1
Community Cluster Usage by Academic Department
Academic Department Number of Cores
OSG CMS Tier2 8,224
Mechanical Engineering 8,124
Aeronautics and Astronautics 5,544
Materials Engineering 3,440
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 2,604
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1,732
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
ITaP 176
Forestry and Natural Resources 172
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 136
Animal Sciences 116
Entomology 96
Botany and Plant Pathology 88
Cancer Center 88
Economics 72
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
Management 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

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