Researchers invited to 2016 Community Cluster Information Session
August 30, 2016 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Research results will be the focus of an informational luncheon for faculty, staff and graduate students, set for 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142.
Gerry McCartney, Purdue’s chief information officer, vice president for Information Technology and the Olga Oesterle England Professor of Information Technology, and technical staff from ITaP Research Computing (RCAC), will talk and answer questions about the community cluster’s proposed hardware and software, its performance, and the prices for access to various configurations.
Lunch will be available at no charge to participants. To register for the luncheon go to the community cluster luncheon registration page.
The HPC system “Halstead” is the 2016 model of the research computing system offered to Purdue faculty via the Community Cluster Program. Through community clustering, faculty partners and ITaP make more computing power available for Purdue research projects than faculty and campus units could afford individually.
ITaP installs, administers and maintains the community clusters, including security, software installation and user support, so researchers can concentrate on doing research rather than on running a high-performance computing system.
Community clustering also maximizes use by sharing computing power among the faculty partners whenever it is idle. Researchers always have ready access to the capacity they purchase, and potentially to much more if they need it.