HPC @ Rutgers: Transforming Science through Computation and Data - Introducing RDI2's Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

HPC Research Instruments

RDI2, with support from the State of New Jersey is establishing a balanced advanced research computational and data environment composed of large-scale high-end compute engines and clusters as well as significant co-located storage with embedded analytics capabilities. The platform provides researchers, students, industry and government across the state with access to ACI capabilities for research and instruction. This project is deployed in three phases. 

Data Infrastructure

RDI2 provides platforms for big data analytics and major data facilities such as the Ocean Observartories Initiative (OOI) Cyber-Infrastructure, which is World's Richest Source of New In-Water Oceanographic Data.

Research Infrastructure

Research Infrastructure at RDI2 includes different clusters and storage systems that provides RDI2 researchers with tools and specific capabilties to conduct their research in different areas of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Extreme Scale Applications, and Computational and Data Science and Informatics.

Previous Systems

RDI2 recently decommissioned Excalibur, Rutgers' IBM BlueGene/P HPC system installation.  Excalibur consisted of two full racks of IBM BlueGene/P.  Each rack had 1024 quad-core processors, with each processor having 2 GB of dedicated RAM (2048 total processors, 8192 total cores, 4 TB total memory).  Excalibur, a university-wide resource, was served by a 228 TB GPFS filesystem, with 1.2 TB of faster SSD storage.