HiPACE is a high-performance computing system operated and
adminstered by faculty and students primarily in the Natural Sciences
Division of Washburn University.
The mission of HiPACE is to enrich and enliven the science and technology
education of all Washburn students and to enhance the capabilities of faculty,
staff and members of the community through technology.
HiPACE was generously funded by Washburn University's Innovation Grant from
2006 to 2009.
All nodes in the HiPACE system are running OpenSuSE Linux 10.2.
Click here to download the HiPACE Proposal in Word Format
The HiPACE system consists of three basic parts:
A computing cluster with a master node and 34 compute nodes.
An SMP system for running large programs (16 Cores, 64 GB RAM).
A 12 TB file system.
The SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) machine has 8 dual-core Opteron
processors giving it a total of 16 cores. This machine is ideal for running
programs that require large amounts of RAM.
The master node and each compute node of the cluster have 2 dual-core
Opteron processors and 4 GB of RAM. Each machine has a pair of gigabit
Ehternet ports, one for data and one (HSI) for control and communication.