The REU students will be provided with office space at
HPC². They will have a unique experience
working in an interdisciplinary research environment
with state of the arts computing facilities.
The HPC² provides substantial high performance computing resources for use by its member centers, including a 34 teraFLOPS 3072 processr Intel Westmere cluster with quad data-rate InfiniBand, a 10 teraFLOPS 2048 processor AMD Opteron cluster, a 384 processor Intel Xeon cluster with InfiniBand interconnect, a 512 processor SGI ORIGIN 3900, a 128 processor SGI ORIGIN 3800, a 64 processor SGI ORIGIN 3800, and numerous additional special purpose machines. Data storage capabilities include a 250 terabyte high performance disk system and a 2 petabyte near-line storage system. The HPC²'s high-end visualization needs are met by an immersive reconfigurable CAVE virtual reality environment driven by a 4 node visualization cluster. An access grid node allows for state-of-the-art video teleconferencing and remote collaboration.
The HPC² network infrastructure backbone consists of both 10-Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, with an extensive Gigabit Ethernet network for desktop connectivity. Internet connectivity is provided via a 10-Gigabit Ethernet Mississippi State University campus backbone. Campus connectivity to the Internet at large is via a 1 Gigabit connection. Mississippi State University is a charter member of the Internet2 Consortium, and currently utilizes a 1 Gigabit connection to the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) regional network for connectivity to Internet2/NewNet and the National LambdaRail (NLR). The installation of a 10 Gigabit connection to NLR is currently underway.