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.
- Apple recently conducted a case study on MACCS' use of an Xserve cluster for our research.
- For more information about how to use the cluster for your research please contact Steven Saunders or Craig Richardson.
- Monday 10th Mar,
Assistant Professor Tim Hunter,
"Sharpening the empirical bite of syntactic derivations. (CLaS-CCD Rese..."
- Friday 14th Mar,
Professor Andrea Halpern,
"Memory for music and art in Alzheimer's Disease."
- Friday 14th Mar,
Mr Andy Thwaites,
"How do brains encode auditory information? A new method for examining ..."
- Wednesday 19th Mar,
Distinguished Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith & Professor Kim Sterelny,
"Dual-inheritance models of cultural transmission. (CCD Cognition in Co..."
- Friday 21st Mar,
Professor John Duncan,
"A core brain system in assembly of cognitive episodes."
- Friday 28th Mar,
"Imageability and Verb Learning."
- Michelle Mostard
- Professor Roelien Bastiaanse
- Professor Ria De Bleser
- Professor David Howard
- Professor Barbara Hohle
- Professor Gabriele Miceli
- Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen
- Professor Maria Teresa Guasti
- Dr Joana Cholin
- Geoff Cumming [Previous Visitors]