MKEI Computational Resources
As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of a regional cyberinfrastructure (the Milwaukee Metropolitan Grid - MGrid), the Institute has acquired and, beginning in April of 2009, deployed a High Performance Computer cluster, designated hpc01.mkei.org, and a visualization server with 2 GPU's. It is a key resource in hosting high-fidelity modeling, simulation and visualization applications and services for regional .edu, .com and .gov institutions.
Dell HPC Cluster
hpc01 was launched in two traunches, and consists of 16 Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers, each with dual quad-core Intel Xeon E5440 [Harpertown] proccessors, and 13 Dell PowerEdge r410 servers, each with dual quad-core Intel Xeon E5520 [Nehalem] processors for a total of 29 nodes and 232 cores.
Visualization GPGPU/Cuda Server
mkvisual1 is a 2U server that contains dual six-core Intel Xeon X5650 [Westmere] processors, an NVIDIA Quadro 4000 (256-core) ideal for rendering high fidelity images, and an NVIDIA Tesla C2075 (448-core) for use with CUDA programming for a total of 12 CPU cores and 704 GPGPU cores.