Department of Cognitive Science
High Performance Computing Facility
The MACCS High Performance Computing facility (known as Fluffy) is a 28 node (56 CPU) beowulf-style cluster available to MACCS researchers to run computationally intensive models.
Cluster technical details
The management/login node is an Apple Xserve server running Mac OS X Server 10.4.11. It is powered by dual 2.0Ghz G5 processors with 3GB of ECC memory and 160GB of storage.
The compute nodes are Apple Xserve cluster nodes running Mac OS X 10.4.7. They are powered by dual 2.0Ghz G5 processors with 512MB of ECC memory and 80GB of storage. The cluster has a theoretical peak performance of 243 Gigaflops (Flops = floating point operations per second) for double precision floating point calculations.
A Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX gigabit Ethernet switch is used for the interconnect as well as the management network. Job submission is managed with Apple's Xgrid software.
- For more information about how to use the cluster for your research please contact Steven Saunders or Craig Richardson.
- Monday 23rd Mar,
Associate Professor Karin Verspoor,
"Accelerating biomedical discovery through large-scale heterogeneous ..."
- Wednesday 25th Mar,
Devin B. Terhune,
"The role of visual cortex in synaesthesia"
- Monday 30th Mar,
"The Language of Vision"
- Tuesday 7th Apr,
Prof. Bruno Rossion,
"Understanding face perception with fast periodic visual stimulation"
- Professor Daniel Bub
- Jenny Wu
- Professor Masanori Higuchi
- Associate Professor Daisuke Oyama
- Dr Dennis Norris
- Professor Susan Gathercole
- Niina Tamura
- Dr Julie Morris
- Professor Naomi (Wenkai) Chen
- Professor Kate Nation [Previous Visitors]