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Overview of MAPS

MAPS is an interactive compute environment for Geospatial computing operated by ITaP and the Purdue Libraries, and is a member of Purdue's Community Cluster Program. MAPS went into production on October 1, 2016. MAPS consists of HP compute nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon processors (20 cores per node) and 512 GB of memory. All nodes have 10 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and a 5-year warranty.

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Detailed Hardware Specification

MAPS consists of HP servers with 20 cores, 512 GB of memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects.

Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Interconnect
2 Two 2.6 GHz 10-Core Intel Xeon E5-2660 20 512 GB 10 GigE

MAPS nodes run Windows Server. The application of operating system patches occurs as security needs dictate.

Obtaining an Account on MAPS

To obtain an account, you must be part of a research group which has purchased access to MAPS. Refer to the Accounts / Access page for more details on how to request access.