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Computational Modeling

Dell and HP Workstations

Researchers have a variety of Dell and HP workstations and desktops available at their desks for standard engineering analysis problems with low computatinal overheads. A variety of processor families are available ranging from Core2Duo processors to i7-gen2 processors.

Intel i7-Generation 2 Workstations

Two high performance workstations, Intel i7-3930K with 12 threads at 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo). One machine has 64 GB of Ram and the other has 32 GB Ram. Each machine has 2 x 2TB drives, 850W power supplies, and an nVidia Fermi 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 cards.

Intel i7-Generation 1 Workstations

Three high performance workstations, Intel i7-950 with 8 threads at 3.06GHz. One machine has 16 GB of Ram, and the remaining two have 8 GB Ram. Each machine has an Intel X25 SSD primary drive with 2 x 1TB drives as backup in RAID 1.

Intel Xeon Workstation

High performance workstation, Intel D5400SX Dual Quad core 3.0GHz, 8 GB Ram, 2 x 1 TB Drives in RAID 1.

Portable Educational Cluster - Generation 1

The portable educational desktop cluster has 6 AMD Athalon II x3 2.8 GHz processors, each with 4 GB ram on independent motherboards with nVidia cards with CUDA capabilities. This portable cluster was designed by a Baylor undergraduate senior design team under the direction of the PI, and is available for educational and research applications. The inspiration for the system was from the LittleFe and the Bootable Cluster CD projects, which both have as their goals goal the education of scientists and engineers in scientific computing.

Portable Educational Cluster - Generation 2

This portable educational desktop cluster contains 6 Intel Atom dual core 1.6 GHz processors, each with 2 GB ram on independent motherboards with nVidia cards with CUDA capabilities. This portable cluster was obtained through the efforts of the LittleFe project and is available for educational and research applications.

Super Computing and Software

The following is a list of equipment and software available to through Baylor University. The following is not a complete list, but is an abbreviated listing of equipment used by researchers in their academic efforts:

Baylor University's HPC Cluster, Kodiak. 128 nodes (HP Proliant BL460C blades) � Dual Quadcore Intel Xeon 5355, 16 GB Ram each blade. HP Scalable File Share 16 TB Gluster 1.2 TB. ConnectX 4X DDR Intiniband.
  • Baylor University's HPC Cluster, Fozzie. 32 nodes (HP Proliant DL360 G#) � Dual Intel Xeons, 4 GB Ram each blade, HP EVA 5000 4TB, Gigabit Ethernet
  • ANSYS CFD with Fluent
  • LabView
  • SolidWorks
  • Mathematics Analysis Software
  • Mathematica
  • MathCAD
  • COMSOL, with the following modules: CFD, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Heat Transfer, Acoustics, Structural Analysis, LiveLink for MATLAB, MEMS, Microfluidics, CAD, Import Module, and Particle Tracing.
  • Intel Visual Fortran, Professional
  • Intel Visual Fortran, Professional with IMSL
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Professional
  • CUDA, MIPCH2, OpenMP development environments and hardware