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High Performance & Scientific Computing

Available Resources



The resources provided by OIT HPSC includes three clusters, two for open research and one for processing sensitive information.  Each cluster has a Lustre file system with petabyte scale storage capacity.  These resources can be used by faculty and student researchers and for academic coursework.

To obtain access to use the resources, claim your account at the ISAAC User Portal by choosing Request an ISAAC Account in the menu on the left.

ISAAC Legacy cluster for Open Research

  • 303 compute nodes, 4 nodes with 1x NVIDIA V100S GPUs, 4 nodes with 1x NVIDIA K20x GPUs
  • 8,662 CPU cores
  • Nodes with 32 gigabytes to 1.5 terabytes memory
  •  2.7 petabytes of Lustre storage in /lustre/haven
  • 4 Data Transfer Nodes with 10 Gb/s bandwidth and Globus

ISAAC Next Generation cluster for Open Research

  • 73 compute nodes, 5 nodes with 2x NVIDIA V100S GPUs
  • 3,504 CPU cores
  • Nodes with 192 gigabytes memory
  • 3 petabytes of Lustre storage in /lustre/isaac
  • 1 Data Transfer Node with 40 Gb/s bandwidth and Globus

ISAAC Secure Enclave cluster

  • 85 compute nodes, 2 nodes with 2x NVIDIA V100S GPUs
  • 3,952 CPU cores
  • Nodes with 192 gigabytes of memory
  • 1.3 petabytes of Lustre storage in /lustre/sip
  • 1 Data Transfer Node with 10 Gb/s bandwidth and Globus

Details of the types of compute nodes available to all researchers that make up each cluster is listed below.  This does not include the faculty private condo resources which are including in the node counts above.

ISAAC Legacy cluster for Open Research

The following resources are available for any researcher using the ISAAC Legacy cluster as scheduled by the resource manager.

Node SetIntel® Xeon® CPUNodesCores/NodeGB Mem/NodeTotal CoresInterconnect
beaconE5-26704316256688FDR
beacon-gpu
(1x GPU)
E5-2670
NVIDIA K20X
41625664FDR
rhoE5-2670341632544QDR
sigmaE5-2680 v3101241282,424FDR
sigma_bigcoreE5-2680 v41028128280FDR
skylakeGold 614873401922,920EDR
Cascade LakeGold 6248
Gold 6248R
15
15
40
48
192
192
600
720
EDR
monsterE5-2687W v41241,02424Ethernet
Cascade Lake R
Big Memory
Gold 6248R4481,536192EDR
AMDAMD EPYC 754213212832EDR
Skylake (1x GPU)Gold 6148
NVIDIA V100S
24019280EDR
Cascade Lake R (1x GPU)Gold 6248R
NVIDIA V100S
24819296EDR
Totals 303 55,1688,662 

ISAAC Next Generation cluster for Open Research

Node TypeIntel® Xeon® CPUNodesCores/NodeGB Mem/NodeTotal CoresInterconnect
Cascade Lake Refresh Intel Gold 6248R68481923,264HDR
Cascade Lake GPU with 2x NVIDIA V100SIntel Gold 6248R
V100S GPU
548192240HDR
Totals 73 3,504 

ISAAC Secure Enclave cluster

The following resources are available for any researcher using the ISAAC Secure Enclave cluster as scheduled by the SLURM resource manager.

Node TypeIntel® Xeon® CPUNodesCores/NodeGB Mem/NodeTotal CoresInterconnect
SkylakeGold 6148840192320EDR
Cascade Lake RefreshIntel Gold 6248R67481923,216EDR
Cascade LakeIntel Gold 6248840192320EDR
Cascade Lake GPU with 2x NVIDIA V100SIntel Gold 6248R
V100S GPU
24819296HDR
Totals 85 15,7443,952