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Link to section 'Overview of Scholar' of 'Overview of Scholar' Overview of Scholar

Scholar is a small computer cluster, suitable for classroom learning about high performance computing (HPC). It consists of 7 interactive login servers and 28 batch worker nodes.

It can be accessed as a typical cluster, with a job scheduler distributing batch jobs onto its worker nodes, or as an interactive resource, with software packages available through a desktop-like environment on its login servers.

If you have a class that you think will benefit from the use of Scholar, you can schedule it for your class through our Class Account Request page. You only need to register your class itself. All students who register for the class will automatically get login privileges to the Scholar cluster.

As a batch resource, the cluster has access to typical HPC software packages and tool chains; as an interactive resource, Scholar provides a Linux remote desktop, or a Jupyter notebook server, or an R Studio server. Jupyter and R Studio can be used by students without any reliance on Linux knowledge or experience.

Link to section 'Scholar Specifications' of 'Overview of Scholar' Scholar Specifications

The Scholar A nodes have 128 processor cores, 256 GB RAM and 100 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.

Scholar Front-Ends
Front-Ends Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retires in
No GPU 4 Two Haswell CPUs @ 2.60GHz 20 512 GB 2023
With GPU 3 Two Sky Lake CPUs @ 2.60GHz with one NVIDIA Tesla V100 20 756 GB 2023
Scholar Sub-Clusters
Sub-Cluster Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retires in
A 4 Two AMD EPYC 7713 3rd generation ("Milan") 64-Core Processors 128 256 GB 2027
B 3 AMD EPYC 7702P 2nd generation ("Rome") 64-Core Processor 64 256 GB 2026
G 4 Two Skylake CPUs @ 2.10GHz with one NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPUs 16 192 GB 2027
H 4 Two AMD EPYC 7543 3rd generation ("Milan") 32-Core Processors with two NVIDIA A30 24GB GPUs 64 512 GB 2027

Faculty who would like to know more about Scholar, please read the Faculty Guide

Link to section 'Software catalog' of 'Overview of Scholar' Software catalog