MSU has installed the largest super computer in the state of Montana, a Research Computing Cluster, called Hyalite. This is a fairly small cluster, composed of 65 nodes (64 regular and 1 extra-high capacity), for a total of 1080 cores (2120 hyper-threaded). Those nodes can crank out about 18 TeraFlops of computing power. There is also 620 TB of Lustre storage available on the cluster. Hyalite was installed by a UK based company called BIOS-IT, and is supported by UIT. Hyalite has been expanded multiple times since it's initial installation in December 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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/