High Performance Computing

Researchers requiring large amounts of computing power to accomplish their science goals should target XSEDE's HPC resources. Codes that run in this category are tightly coupled MPI, OpenMP, GPGPU, and hybrid programs. These codes require many low latency interconnected nodes (massively parallel processing), large memory distributed across many compute nodes, large memory shared by multiple tasks (shared memory processing), and/or high-performance parallel file systems to accommodate simulation results. The aggregate simulation time ranges from a few hours to days.

Available HPC resources

PSC's Bridges Bridges (PSC) New!
User Guide
PSC's Bridges is a heterogeneous machine designed to support traditional and non-traditional HPC, Big Data and large-memory applications.
SDSC's Comet Comet (SDSC)
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SDSC's large Comet cluster is 100% dedicated to XSEDE users. Comet features the next generation Intel "Haswell" processors with AVX2.

Comet is now accepting requests for Trial Allocations.

Gordon Gordon (SDSC)
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Gordon is a unique, a flash-based supercomputer designed for data-intensive applications.
Greenfield Greenfield (PSC)
User Guide
Greenfield will be replaced by Bridges in 2016.
IU/TACC's Jetstream Jetstream (IU/TACC) New!
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Jetstream is XSEDE's first user-friendly, scalable cloud environment.
TACC's Stampede Stampede (TACC)
User Guide
Debuting Intel's new innovative MIC technology on a massive scale, TACC's Stampede system commenced production in January, 2013.
LSU's SuperMIC SuperMIC (LSU)
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Equipped with Intel's Xeon Phi technology, LSU's SuperMIC cluster consists of 380 compute nodes.
TACC's Wrangler Wrangler (TACC)
User Guide
The Wrangler Data Analytics System combines database services, flash storage and long-term replicated storage, and an analytics server to meet the needs of today's data scientists.
Stanford's XStream XStream (Stanford) New!
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The XStream Cray CS-Storm GPU cluster serves researchers with accelerator workload environments.

Last update: September 13, 2016