Research Cyberinfrastructure

High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster.

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Innovator Cluster

The next generation cluster is undergoing advanced stage testing and readying for deployment. It will become the major tool for the computational research available for our scientific and engineering community. This cluster boasts the most advanced CPU architectures for parallel computing and acceleration of machine learning applications. The computational tasks of AI researchers and simulations will gain significant boost with the latest generation of the GPU hardware. New cluster will address the most pressing demand for fast storage and access of huge volume of scientific data.

Slurm (Cluster Resource Manager)

Slurm is an open source, fault-tolerant, and highly scalable cluster management and job scheduling system for large and small Linux clusters. The Slurm resource manager has three key functions. First, it allocates exclusive and/or non-exclusive access to resources (compute nodes) to users for some duration of time so they can perform work. Second, it provides a framework for starting, executing, and monitoring work (normally a parallel job) on the set of allocated nodes. Finally, it arbitrates contention for resources by managing a queue of pending work.

Roaring Thunder (HPC Linux Cluster)

Roaring Thunder, also known as, Thunder or RT is a Linux HPC cluster that consists of 56 compute nodes, 5 large memory nodes, 4 NVIDIA GPU nodes (V100/P100), and a 1.5 PB high-performance GPFS parallel file system. It is a managed system shared with all of campus and external researchers. The cluster resource manager uses SLURM (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) as a software package for submitting, scheduling, and monitoring jobs on Thunder.


Research software tutorials and information.


Research Cyberinfrastructure workshop tutorials and other information.

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Documentation on how to use Globus for data transfers

Linux Command Line (Basic Commands)

Some basic command line commands to help users navigate without a GUI.

Secure Shell (SSH) Connections

Article on how to SSH into RCI Linux systems.

Transferring Files (FTP/SCP)

Article explaining how to use FTP and SCP to move files from one system to another.

Virtual Network Connection (VNC)

Article show the use of VNC on our research environment.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) For Research Cyberinfrastructure

How to request and connect to the VPN client.

DCV (NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization)

Step by step guide to using visualization on the cluster with DCV.

SDSU OpenOndemand

Details on how to log into ondemand and access Jupyter software suite.