Research Computing Impact

Please download a copy of the FY 2019 Research Computing Impacts (3.12 MB) publication for information on the impact of Research Computing facilites to Purdue's research mission.

Last updated: 10/30/2020.

Research Computing Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 1,317
All-Time Research Groups 972
Active Research Groups 831
Active Departments 59
Community Cluster Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 1,177
Active Community Cluster Groups 236
Active Departments 59
Total 2016 CPU Hours 246,842,697
Total 2017 CPU Hours 302,276,149
Total Processor Cores 108,356
Total Cluster Nodes 2,975
Research Storage Statistics
Metric Value
Active Users 170
Active Research Groups 763
Active Departments 1
Research Data Depot Storage Purchased (PB) 2.00
Research Labs Partnering in Research Data Depot 559
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
Rice 39 125
Snyder 26 66
Halstead 35 100
Workbench 43 72
Brown 48 170
Bell 27 47
Research Computing Groups by Academic College
Academic College Number of Research Groups
College of Engineering 297
College of Science 225
College of Agriculture 205
College of Health and Human Sciences 35
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology 30
Krannert School of Management 26
College of Liberal Arts 23
Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 21
Purdue Polytechnic Institute 21
College of Education 18
College of Pharmacy 18
School of Veterinary Medicine 18
External Partners 10
Libraries 9
Regional Campuses 4
Office of the Provost - Teaching and Learning 2
The Graduate School 2
Community Cluster Usage by Academic Department
Academic Department Number of Cores
OSG CMS Tier2 11,224
Mechanical Engineering 10,260
Aeronautics and Astronautics 5,976
Materials Engineering 4,512
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 4,268
Chemical Engineering 3,684
Electrical and Computer Engineering 2,180
Chemistry 1,600
Nuclear Engineering 1,116
Industrial Engineering 1,080
Other College of Science 1,028
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Biological Engineering) 952
Physics and Astronomy 796
Other Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships 696
Biochemistry 600
Biological Sciences 576
Statistics 576
Civil Engineering 488
Agronomy 428
Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center 400
Computer Science 360
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 328
Forestry and Natural Resources 260
Biomedical Engineering 240
Botany and Plant Pathology 240
Entomology 224
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 204
Bioinformatics Core 200
Computer and Information Technology 200
ITaP 176
Other College of Engineering 168
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy 160
Animal Sciences 140
Economics 136
Cancer Center 88
Management 88
Agricultural Economics 84
Psychological Sciences 64
Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Agricultural Systems Mgmt) 44
Food Science 44
Other College of Agriculture 44
Other Libraries 44
Mathematics 40
Basic Medical Sciences 24
Computer Graphics Technology 24
Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease 24
School of Engineering Technology 24
Health Sciences 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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