High Performance Computing

  • Chinook

    Penguin Computing Community Cluster

    Chinook is the foundation for a new energy-efficient, condo-style HPC cluster for UA researchers. The computing environment hosted on Chinook includes:

    • Relion 1900 Compute Nodes each with dual Intel Xeon 12- or 14-core processors (24 or 28 cores per node) and 128GB memory
    • Multiple login nodes with dual Intel Xeon processors and 48 or more GBs memory
    • CentOS operating system, Slurm open-source workload management software, and Scyld ClusterWare HPC management software
    • Direct access to the center-wide 275 TB Lustre scratch file system
    • Access to the center-wide 7 PB long term tape storage file systems

    Are you interested in using the Chinook HPC cluster in your computational work? Please read our directions on how to obtain RCS project and user accounts.

    In 2016, the Geophysical Institute launched Chinook as an energy efficient linux cluster purchased from Penguin Computing, Inc. Chinook is named in honor of long time GI colleague Kevin Engle's unique, strong, collaborative nature and passion for salmon and Alaska.

  • Fish

    Cray XK6m-200

    Fish began operating at UAF in 2012 as a grant funded resource for the Pacific Area Climate Monitoring and Analysis Network. Running the Cray Linux Environment and GPU-enabled compute nodes, Fish offers a fast and reliable computing environment to UA researchers.

    Fish is composed of:

    • Twelve core nodes with AMD Istanbul processors
    • Sixteen core nodes with AMD Interlagos processors and one nVIDIA Tesla X2090 accelerator per node
    • Cray proprietary Gemini Interconnect
    • Direct access to the center-wide 275 TB Lustre scratch file system
    • Direct access to the center-wide 7 PB Solaris long term tape storage file system
  • Interested in using these resources? Please read our directions on how to obtain RCS project and user accounts.