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HPC Resources

Borah

Borah was rolled out in October 2020 and is the third centrally-shared cluster Boise State has purchased. The cluster is located at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Collaborative Computing Center (C3) and built through a partnership between Boise State, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and Idaho Power (IPC).

Specifications

Category Login Nodes Head Nodes Compute Nodes V100 GPU Nodes L40 GPU Nodes P100 GPU Nodes High Memory Nodes
Motherboard PowerEdge R340, V2 PowerEdge R440 PowerEdge C6420 PowerEdge R740XD PowerEdge R760xa PowerEdge R730 PowerEdge R640MLK
CPU Intel Xeon E-2146G 3.5GHz Intel Xeon Gold 6252 2.1GHz Intel Xeon Gold 6252 2.1GHz Intel Xeon Gold 6252 2.1GHz Intel Xeon Platinum 8562Y+ 2.8GHz Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 2.40GHz Intel Xeon Gold 6252 2.1GHz
Memory 64 GB 64 GB 192 GB 384 GB 512 GB 256 GB 768 GB
GPU N/A N/A N/A NVIDIA Tesla V100 (x2) NVIDIA L40 (x4) NVIDIA P100 (x2) N/A
Interconnect Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband Mellanox Non-Blocking HDR200/HDR100 Infiniband
Cores 6 48 48 5,120 CUDA/GPU + 48 CPU/node 18,176 CUDA/GPU + 64 CPU/node 3584 CUDA/GPU + 28 CPU/node 48

In addition to the above infrastructure, the Borah system also has another 68 CPU nodes owned by our industry partner, Idaho Power. When not in use by Idaho Power, Boise State researchers have access to up to 34 Idaho Power CPU nodes for their research. Borah also has various condo nodes, which are available through the short queues.

Falcon

Idaho National Laboratory makes the Top 500 supercomputer known as “Falcon” available to Boise State researchers. For help setting up accounts, requesting allocations or access to Falcon, visit https://www.c3plus3.org/falcon/ or contact the Research Computing Support Department at Help@c3plus3.org.

ACCESS

ACCESS is the successor to the XSEDE program which provides a variety of cyberinfrastructure resources. More information on ACCESS can be found here.

RMACC

The Alpine Supercomputer is funded by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), the University of Colorado Anschutz, Colorado State University, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The supercomputer is available to members of RMACC (Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium), which includes Boise State researchers. To access Alpine visit the CU Research Computing documentation.

See Alpine’s specification page for system details.