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High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing at IUP showing XSEDE access

Welcome to High Performance Computing at IUP! All faculty and students are invited to use HPC resources for research and classroom projects.

Through the use of high-speed, high-throughput (HTC), or parallel machines, you can do computations beyond those done on the typical desktop computer or workstation. 

Currently more than a half-dozen projects around the university are benefiting from these powerful, free resources. Explore our site and see how HPC can help you.


Faculty and students who'd like to perform complex computational research have access to HPC and HTC machines as well as visualization, data storage, and gateway systems using XSEDE—the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. IUP is a participant in the XSEDE Campus Champion Program, giving IUP students and faculty direct access to XSEDE resources.


The Portable Electronic Parallel Processing Educational Resource is available to any interested faculty member for instructional demonstrations of HPC and classroom use. PEPPER is a six-node mini supercomputer that supports shared memory, distributed memory, and GPGPU parallelism. It was built by several mathematics faculty following the LittleFe design.  

Penrose Cluster

The Penrose Cluster was designed by chemistry faculty to make it easy for students to get started with computational sciences and effortlessly submit and perform computationally intensive calculations. Penrose is loaded with packages designed for computational chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and material science.

Contact Us

To get started, contact:

John Chrispell  
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
XSEDE Campus Champion
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
217 Stright, Indiana, PA 15705

HPC News

"High Performance Computing: New Resources Let Faculty and Students Think Big in Computational Research" (12/5/2013)

Spotlight in Supercomputing:

Studying the Viscoelasticity of Journal Bearings: Ryan Groves 

  Velocity lines of a viscoelastic lubricant 

Grad student Ryan Groves (advisor: Chrispell) is using XSEDE to compute the viscoelastic extra stress and velocity streamlines when non-Newtonian lubricants are applied in journal bearings used in many industrial applications. With better understanding of viscoelastic lubricant performance, we can optimize lubricant selection and improve bearing performance.