BYU Researchers,

Please feel free to use the statements below in your research grant proposals. If you have questions or would like a signed letter of support on BYU letterhead, please contact me for details.

Ryan Cox


Letter of Research Support (updated August 2016 after installing m9)

To Whom It May Concern:

The Fulton Supercomputing Lab (FSL) provides computational resources for faculty and students at Brigham Young University (BYU). Our mission is to facilitate and enhance computationally intensive research at BYU by making available state of the art high performance computing (HPC) resources to campus researchers. We seek to assist where department or college resources are inadequate for project demands.

The Fulton Supercomputing Lab maintains 972 compute nodes (servers) comprising 21,552 processor cores and over 78 TB of memory. Most of these resources are functionally divided into four clusters:

  • 256-node cluster: Each node has dual 14-core Intel Broadwell processors, 128 GB of RAM, and 4X FDR Infiniband
  • 32-node GPU cluster: Each node has dual Nvidia K80 GPU cards, dual 24-core Intel Haswell processors, 64 GB of RAM, and 4X FDR InfiniBand
  • 320-node cluster: Each node has dual 12-core Intel Haswell processors and either 64 or 128 GB of RAM
  • 320-node cluster: Each node has dual 8-core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, either 32 or 64 GB of RAM, and 4X QDR InfiniBand

Additional resources include larger memory nodes with 256 or 512 GB of RAM each, as well as other smaller clusters. All resources are supported by approximately two petabytes of high performance storage.

Different research programs have varying degrees of need for HPC systems. FSL job scheduler policies strive for a balance of fairness between the largest and smallest consumers. Additional resources are constantly being considered to keep up with research demands, storage requirements, and changes in technology.

We invite all BYU faculty, students, and associated collaborators that have a need for computational capacity to request an account.

Ryan Cox
Operations Director
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University