The Theory Facility also has a fleet of 20 workstations for local data manipulation, visualization, and analysis by Theory Facility staff, Users, and visitors.
The Theory Facility is exploring a new model for administered high-performance computing provided by the HPCS group. We purchased 4 compute nodes (64 cores) within the LBNL-wide institutional cluster, Lawrencium, which are managed without administrative costs and exclusively available to our Staff and Users when required, but generally available to the institution otherwise.
Molecular Foundry Users may also have access to the Catamount cluster, which is available free of charge for MSD-funded projects. Catamount consists of 116 compute nodes with two 8-core Intel “Sandy Bridge” 2.6Ghz processors per node (16 cores per node), 64GB memory per node, and a theoretical peak performance of 38 Teraflops. It is networked with a Mellanox FDR Infiniband high-speed interconnect.
GPU Test Bed
In partnership with NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) we purchased two compute nodes managed by HPCS which each have 4 K20X graphics cards for testing software with GPU capability.