High-Performance Computing Services
Private Cluster Maintenance
Research groups who have procured their own HPC cluster may house it in Cornell’s primary machine room on the 7th floor of Rhodes Hall.
CAC’s professional systems staff will provide systems maintenance for your cluster so that you can focus on your research rather than the technology enabling it, i.e., software updates, server and network maintenance, power, cooling, etc.
Many Cornell departments leverage this service including Applied Engineering and Physics, Astronomy, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Statistical Science. For example, CAC maintains a 600-processer cluster for the Institute for Computational Sustainability (ICS) so that ICS researchers from across the nation can focus on computational methods for a sustainable environment, e.g. analyzing the impact of Arctic vegetation spread on climate change.
Our system consultants are available to help faculty architect the optimal cluster, servers, storage, and/or systems software for their application and, if procuring a cluster, to secure favorable pricing at no fee. Cluster installation is a fee-based consulting service. Programming consulting and code improvement consulting are also available as optional services.
Here is a partial list of some of the private clusters that we maintain.
Web Service Leases
Many Cornell researchers lease a portion of a web server from CAC for research wikis, web sites, databases, etc. This is a cost-effective way to meet your server needs and leverage our systems staff and Cornell’s primary machine room. Servers may be populated, administered, and updated by CAC consultants.
Visit services available to learn more about related services, e.g., storage services, programming consulting, code improvement consulting, database consulting, cloud computing services, etc.
if you have questions about private cluster maintenance services or if you are interested in leasing a web server.
For rates, visit how to start a project.