The University deployed the Caviness cluster in July 2018. This first generation cluster consists of 126 nodes (4536 cores, 24.6 TB memory), 194 TB Lustre storage, and 1T+ per research group depending on the number of nodes purchased. The distributed-memory Linux cluster is based on a rolling-upgradeable model for expansion and replacement of hardware over time.
Compute nodes for the first generation Caviness cluster are almost sold out, and we are preparing for the second generation. The voice of the community matters as we determine the node configuration for the upcoming cluster.
About the HPC community cluster program
UD’s community clusters are designed to be a resource available to the entire UD research community. Information Technologies (IT) provides the infrastructure, subsidizes nodes, and consolidates the purchasing to save the investor’s money. Investors (stakeholders) may consist of individual faculty research groups, departments, centers or institutes buying only the computing they need without the ongoing financial liability of running and maintaining their own clusters. Learn more.