Compute clusters have become an increasingly important tool for many researchers within the University. Research IT Services provides compute cluster facilities to researchers of different usage levels and requirements.
As a member of the UCD research community you have the opportunity to utlise any of the three compute cluster services hosted on the campus including the UCD ICHEC Stokes compute cluster service.
Research IT currently administers a High Performance Compute Cluster named Phaeton, with 44 compute nodes built on IBM/Intel hardware, each with up to 128GB RAM and 16 CPU Cores. Within this single hardware platform, Research IT Services provide two level of service, a Shared Compute Service which is free to all UCD registered users and a Community Compute Service which in an innovative contribution based service.
A new HPC cluster for the UCD Research Community, named "Sonic", is being planned for early 2013 deployment. Built on a combination of Dell and IBM Hardware, it will offer the latest Intel Ivy Bridge CPU architecture as well as the GPU processing power of an Nvidia Telsa M2090. Further details will be communicated to HPC users in UCD in due course.
Access and Support
You can apply for an account on any of these services using our Account Request Form .
If you would like to become a contributor to the Community Compute Cluster please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared Compute Service (Free, Lower Resource Limits)
Community Compute Service (Contributary, Higher Resource Limits)
Please see the Customer Charter for our defined service level agreements and resolution times.