Parallel Computing Infrastructure

The Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations (CACS) of Drs. Kalia, Nakano, and Vashishta consists of a parallel computing laboratory, which has 4,096-core Linux clusters, amounting to 36 million core-hours/year of dedicated computing.

CACS also has dedicated block access (3 million core-hours/year) to the Linux cluster at the Center for High Performance Computing (HPC) at USC.

Under the U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE (Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment) Award, CACS has 140 million core-hours/year of computing on the 786,432-core Blue Gene/Q machine at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) (2011-2019).

Under the U.S. Department of Energy's Aurora Supercomputer Early Science Project (ESP) Award, CACS has dedicated access to Intel Xeon-Phi based Theta and Aurora supercomputers at ALCF (2017-2019).

Collaboration and Visualization Facilities: