Computer Clusters

There are two kinds of computer clusters. The first is a site where a user sits in front of the computing device and directly interact with the hardware. The second is a group of computer ‘cycle-servers’ that are accessed remotely either directly through ssh, or, indirectly, via a service such as condor. Condor is described in greater detail elsewhere in this guide.

ITS provides one site where ECE students may sit at the computing device. This is in┬áHamerschlag Hall 1305 and consists of 20 Dell Optiplex 760 workstations. Each unit is equipped with a 24″ monitor.

The machines found in HH1305 are:

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There are several remote access compute clusters located in the ITS Cyert Hall machine room:

  • The primary public site is known as the ECE compute cluster with 32 machines. All faculty, grad & undergrad students automatically receive access to these machines. Machine names ece000 through ece031. These are a mix of Dell R610s and Dell R210s. The R610s have 16 cores and 16GB of RAM while the R210s have 8 cores and 8GB of RAM. The names of the 32 machines are:


Various research groups or principle investigators have their own compute clusters. Access to those clusters is only available with the consent of the party who owns the cluster.

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