Purchase

Computation

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) partners with select vendors to offer discounted compute nodes in ITaP-maintained Community Clusters. Community Clusters offer peace of mind, lower overhead, and are more cost-effective than operating computational resources yourself. For more information on ITaP Community Clusters, please see our Community Cluster Overview. ITaP is currently offering purchase of access to select numbers of nodes in two different clusters:

  • Rice, built in 2015, featuring nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), 64 GB of memory, and an FDR Infiniband network. Rice is optimized for a wide variety of HPC applications.
    Purchase access to Rice today from the Purchase 2015 Cluster Access page.
  • Snyder, built in 2015, featuring nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), and 256 GB or more of memory. Snyder is optimized for Data Intensive Life Science applications, or any application requiring large amounts of memory per node.
    Purchase access to Snyder today from the Purchase 2015 Cluster Access page.
  • Hammer, built in 2015, featuring nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), 64 GB of memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Hammer is optimized for embarrassingly parallel, single core, high-throughput workflows.
    Purchase access to Hammer today from the Purchase 2015 Cluster Access page.

Storage

ITaP also operates storage offerings to help researchers with their unique storage needs:

  • The Research Data Depot is a high-capacity, fast, reliable and secure data storage system designed, configured and operated for the needs of Purdue researchers and campus units in any field. Data in the Research Data Depot are shareable with both on-campus and off-campus collaborators.
    Purchase access to the Research Data Depot from the Purchase Research Data Depot page.