DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING's
The Department of Mechanical Engineering operates several parallel computing clusters for research purposes. Each of the clusters is available to all Mechanical Engineering faculty and graduate students for appropriate parallel based research computing (contact Dr. Richard Miller (email@example.com) for access).
The most recent addition is a rack based cluster added in August 2006:
This cluster consists of 16 dual processor nodes with each node containing two dual core 1.8 GHz AMD Opteron processors and 8 GB of memory. The system therefore has a total of 32 processors (64 processor cores), 128 GB of system memory, and more than 1 TB of hard drive storage. Internal communication is via a gigabit ethernet network. PathScale C and Fortran compilers optimized for the AMD Opteron architecture are installed. This cluster was purchased through TeamHPC .
The Beowulf Accounts and Operating Policy is posted on the Department of Mechanical Engineering's web site at: http://www.ces.clemson.edu/me/policy.html
A companion document to the parallel computing tutorial is: Dr. Miller's Beowulf Performance Testing Page.
An introductory tutorial on parallel programming can be found on:
Please contact the system adminstrator for new accounts: Dr. Richard Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide name and requested username. New accounts will be activated with a temporary password which must be changed by the user during first login. For security reasons, passwords should be at least eight characters and contain both letters and numbers.