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Computational Facilities and Software

  • Beowulf Compute Clusters
  • Server Systems
  • Teaching labs and Learning Center
  • Faculty & Student Workstations
  • Software

Beowulf Compute Clusters

IMAQS Clusters

5 clusters: Approx 400 processors, 1 Teraflop of computing power and 50 TB of storage.

Houston-aqm / Texas-aqm / Usa-aqm (3 identical clusters)
(Custom built by PSSC labs – www.pssclabs.com)

  • 24 nodes / 48 processors (Intel Xeon, 2.4 – 2.8 GHz processors)
  • 48 GB of total cluster memory (1 GB / processor)
  • Gigabit Interconnect (Dlink Gigabit switch)
  • 4 TB of SCSI based external storage

Isun96
(V40Z/V20Z rack based server nodes, SUN hardware, www.sun.com)

  • 24 nodes / 100 processors (AMD Opteron, 2.4 GHz processors)
  • 100 GB of total cluster memory (1 GB / processor)
  • Gigabit Interconnect (3M Gigabit Switch)
  • 4TB of Fiber channel external storage

Titan
(R610 rack based server nodes, DELL hardware, www.dell.com)

  • 16 nodes / 128 processors (Intel Xeon X5670, 3 GHz processors)
  • 512 GB of total cluster memory (4 GB / processor)
  • Gigabit Interconnect (3COM Gigabit Switch)
  • 40 TB of SCSI based external storage

AGL Clusters

2 clusters: Approx 50 processors, 200 Gigaflops of computing power and 10 TB of storage.

Sheriff / Margaret (2 identical clusters)
(Custom built by Western Scientific)

  • 24 nodes / 48 processors (Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz processors EM64)
  • 48 GB of total cluster memory (1 GB / processor)
  • Gigabit Interconnect (Dlink Gigabit switch)
  • 5 TB of SCSI based external storage

ITAG Cluster

1 cluster: 136 processors, 500 Gigaflops of computing power and 24 TB of storage.

Itag.Geosc
(2950 and R610 rack based server nodes, DELL hardware, www.dell.com)

  • 17 nodes / 136 processor (Intel Xeon, X5450 and X3460, 3 GHz/2.8 GHz processors)
  • 288 GB of total cluster memory (2 GB / processor)
  • Gigabit Interconnect (3COM Gigabit Switch)
  • 24 TB of SCSI based external storage

Server Systems

Geossun1 / Geossun2 (2 identical SUN V880 servers)

  • 12 processors (ULTRASPARC III, 1.2 GHz processors)
  • 12 GB of memory (1 GB / processor)
  • 20 TB of SCSI based storage

Teaching labs and Learning Center

45 DELL T3500 Precision workstations

  • Intel W3520, 2.67 GHz, Quad Core Processor
  • 24 GB of system memory
  • NVIDIA Quadra 1800 Graphics Card
  • Samsung Sync master T260HD, 26 inch flat panel Display
  • 250 GB system drive
  • Windows XP SP3 64 Bit

20 Apple iMacs / MacPro Workstations

  • 3 GHz Intel icore i3 processor
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 Graphics Card
  • 4 GB of system memory
  • OS 10.5 / 10.6
  • 21 inch Display
  • 2, 4 core 2.66 GHz processors
  • 32 GB of system memory
  • ATI Radeon Hd 5770 Graphics Card
  • Apple LED Cinema Display

Teaching Aids – SMART Boards from StartTech
Three Smartboards from SMART Tech

  • 2 685ix
  • 1 800i

Printing / Plotting / Scanning

  • Xerox Phaser Black/White & Color printers
  • HP Designjet 1055 CM, T1100, Z1000 plotters
  • Epson, HP scanners

Faculty & Student Workstations

30 SUN W2100Z workstations

  • Dual AMD, 2.6 GHz processors
  • 16 GB of memory
  • 4, 150 GB Ultra320 SCSI drives
  • NVIDIA Quadro NVS280 Graphics Cards
  • Windows XP SP3 64 Bit

20 DELL T3400 workstations

  • Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4 GHz processors
  • 4 GB of system memory
  • 250 GB system drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400/4400 Graphics Cards
  • Windows XP SP3 64 Bit

20 High end Laptop workstations (a mix of)

  • DELL Precision M4500
  • DELL Latitude XFR
  • DELL Latitude E6410 ATG
  • DELL Vostro
  • Panasonic Toughbooks
  • Sony Vaio
  • Apple Macbook
  • Apple Macbook Pro
  • Apple Macbook Air

Software

  • Acrobat DC (reader and writer)
  • ArcGIS (GIS software)
  • Endnote (Bibliography software)
  • Envi (Remote Sensing)
  • Fledermaus
  • Gocad
  • Hampson Russell Software (Avo) – version 9, R1.2
  • Igor Pro
  • Illusstrator CS5
  • IMSL Libraries
  • INTEL Compilers – version 11
  • Kingdom Seismic and Geological Interpretation Software
  • Mathmatica – latest available for purchase from UH IT via an annual renewable license.
  • Matlab
  • Move
  • Neuralog
  • Oasis Montaj
  • Office (MS)
  • Omni / Vista Seismic Processing software from Schlumberger
  • OpenDtect
  • Paradigm Geophysical software - FOCUS/VOXELGEO/STRATIMAGIC – Epos41 
  • Petra
  • Petrel
  • Petromod
  • Photoshop CS5
  • Portland Group Compilers
  • RokDoc
  • Secure Shell (Secure access software to the UNIX workstations)
  • Seismic UNIX
  • StructureSolver (Structural Analysis software)
  • Tecplot 2010 360
  • Velpro