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Science computing facilities

Our computing facilities include an eight-node dual Intel Xeon processor Linux Beowulf cluster, and a four-way Itanium two midrange Hewlett-Packard (HP rx-7620) server. Many faculty members have research-dedicated machines, including four dual AMD Opteron workstations, which are available for graduate student use over the university network. An HP machine is used as a general-purpose server, and for shared-memory processing (SMP) computing. The Beowulf cluster executes distributed-memory multiprocessor programs, mainly message passing interface (MPI)-based. It is used for code development and as a local supplement to SHARCNET.