Carbonate at Indiana University was a large memory computer cluster configured to support high-performance, data-intensive computing. Carbonate could 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 were available to IU students, faculty, and staff. Carbonate also served as a "condominium cluster" environment for IU researchers, research labs, departments, and schools.
Carbonate had 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 was 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 featured 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.
The Carbonate supercomputer was retired December of 2023.