Welcome to High Performance Computing at IUP! All
faculty and students are invited to use HPC resources for research and
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.
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 the Extreme Science and
Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). 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.
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.
To get started, contact:
John Chrispell Assistant Professor of Mathematics XSEDE Campus Champion Indiana University of Pennsylvania 217 Stright, Indiana, PA 15705 724-357-4763
"High Performance Computing: New Resources Let Faculty and Students Think Big in Computational Research" (12/5/2013)
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.