Science computing facilities
Our computing facilities include an 8-node dual Intel Xeon processor Linux Beowulf cluster, and a four-way Itanium two midrange Hewlett-Packard (HP rx-7620) server. Also, many of the faculty have research dedicated machines, including four dual AMD Opteron workstations, which are available for graduate student use over the university network. An HP machine is used as a general-purpose server, and for SMP (shared-memory processing) computing. The Beowulf cluster executes distributed-memory multiprocessor programs, mainly MPI (Message Passing Interface)-based. It is used for code development and as a (local) supplement to SHARCNET.