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.
Letter of Research Support (updated July 2017 to include future P100 GPU cluster)
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 989 compute nodes (servers) comprising 22,624 processor cores and over 84 TB of memory. Most of these resources are functionally divided into four clusters:
- 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
- 256-node cluster: Each node has dual 14-core Intel Broadwell processors, 128 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
The following has been purchased and will be made available by October 2017:
- 40-node GPU cluster: Each node has four Nvidia P100 GPU cards, dual 14-core Intel Broadwell processors, 128 GB of RAM, and 100 Gb/s Intel Omni-Path.
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 affiliated collaborators that have a need for computational resources to request an account.
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University