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, sftp, or, indirectly, via a service such as condor. Condor is described in greater detail elsewhere in this guide.

Physical Clusters

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:

[apollo, ares, artemis, cronus, demeter, erida, erinyes, eris, fates, gorgons, graces, hades, hebe, helios, hermes, hestia, leto, nemesis, oceanus, themis].andrew.local.cmu.edu


Remote Access Clusters

There are several remote access compute clusters located in the ITS Cyert Hall machine room, some of which are publicly accessible and some of which are only accessible from within the CMU network.

  • PRIVATE
  • The primary private 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.
Hostnames
[ece000-ece031].ece.local.cmu.edu
example: ece000.ece.local.cmu.edu
Hardware Stack
Ece000 thru ece007.ece.local.cmu.edu
24 Cores
64 GB RAM
Ece008 thru ece013.ece.local.cmu.edu
20 Cores
128 GB RAM
Ece014 thru ece016.ece.local.cmu.edu
28 Cores
256 GB RAM
Ece017 thru ece022.ece.local.cmu.edu
16 Cores
16 GB RAM
Ece023 thru ece028.ece.local.cmu.edu
20 Cores
128 GB RAM
Ece029 thru ece031.ece.local.cmu.edu
28 Cores
256 GB RAM
  • A small number of graphical Linux servers are available via CMU networks only.
ece-gui.ece.local.cmu.edu
  • PUBLIC
  • General purpose connection server – not for computationally intensive work
    • linux.ece.cmu.edu

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.