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OVERVIEW

MSU has installed the largest super computer in the state of Montana, a Research Computing Cluster called Hyalite composed of 1300 cores (2600 hyper-threaded) that together crank out 22 TeraFlops. 728 TB of high speed Lustre storage is attached to the cluster. Hyalite is supported by the Research Cyberinfrastructure (UIT). Hyalite has been expanded multiple times since it's initial installation in December 2014.

HYALITE SPECS
Nodes   77 (XEON)
CPUs   1300
(2600 HT)
RAM/Node  

64 GB
256GB
1500GB

STORAGE   728 TB
FABRIC  

10 Gbps (RDMA)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Hyalite is installed in 78U of rack space in the AJM data center.  The nodes were manufactured by Supermicro. They use Intel Xeon CPUs (36 Ivy Bridge EP, 24 Haswell, and 17 Broadwell). Each node has either 64 or 256 GB of RAM (with the exception of one node with 1500 GB RAM). Nodes are connected together with Mellanox 10 Gb Ethernet with RDMA. The SLURM Workload Manager is responsible for scheduling user jobs. The Lustre storage software is Intel Enterprise Lustre. Cluster provisioning and management is done with Bright Cluster Manager. Hyalite was financed by money from UIT, the Vice President for Research, and MSU faculty from Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Plant Sciences, and Ecology.
 
NEWS
 
Modeling atomizing jets using Hyalite helps an MSU grad student win an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: http://www.montana.edu/news/17727/msu-student-wins-nsf-fellowship-to-advance-research-on-the-frontier-of-engineering
 
ACCESS TO HYALITE
 
Hyalite is available to all MSU researchers, the only requirement being a session of basic training. If you are interested and would like more information or are interested in using Hyalite in your research, please email Research Cyberinfrastructure at hyalite-support@montana.edu.

 

CITATION

Please use the following for citation purposes when referring to the use of Hyalite computing resources in your research:

Computational efforts were performed on the Hyalite High Performance Computing System, operated and supported by  University Information Technology Research Cyberinfrastructure at Montana State University.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

New User Request Form (this will email us when it's complete): New User Form

A quick start guide for users with activated accounts is available here: Hyalite Quickstart Guide

Download the Hyalite Cheatsheet here: Hyalite-Cheatsheet.pdf

Download the Hyalite Training Slides here: Hyalite-Training.pdf

A list of available Hyalite Software Modules is found here: Hyalite Software Modules

The Hyalite XDMoD Dashboard is here: https://xdmod.rci.montana.edu

Info on the Hyalite faculty HPC Advisory Group: www.montana.edu/uit/hpcag/


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