Carbonate at Indiana University is a large memory computer cluster configured to support high-performance, data-intensive computing. Carbonate can handle computing tasks for researchers using genome assembly software, large-scale phylogenetic software, and other genome analysis applications that require large amounts of computer memory. Accounts are available to IU students, faculty, and staff. Carbonate also serves as a "condominium cluster" environment for IU researchers, research labs, departments, and schools.
Carbonate has 72 general-purpose compute nodes, each with 256 GB of RAM, and eight large-memory compute nodes, each with 512 GB of RAM. Each node is a Lenovo NeXtScale nx360 M5 server equipped with two 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 CPUs and four 480 GB solid-state drives. Carbonate also features 12 GPU-accelerated Lenovo ThinkSystem SD530 deep learning (DL) nodes, each equipped with two Intel Xeon Gold 6126 12-core CPUs, two NVIDIA GPU accelerators (eight with Tesla P100s; four with Tesla V100s), four 1.92 TB solid-state drives, and 192 GB of RAM.
ObjectivesUsers will learn:
- The best supercomputer to use for their research/work
- How to apply for an account
- Storage options
- How to work with sensitive data
- How to get started using Carbonate
- How to use packages, run jobs, and create job scripts
- About deep learning nodes and running jobs on them
- Specific job practice (MATLAB, Python, Stata)
- IU login credentials
The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (SC4ES) aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Research Technologies can take you to the next level of computing.
Supercomputing for Everyone Series workshops and seminars are led by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services and a center in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.