Resources Available to UMBC Users
The UMBC provides an integrated array of high performance computing and communications products and related services to their users, including supercomputing-class hardware, software, mass storage systems, file storage areas, consulting services, and training. Information on all of these resources is available on the UMBC web pages or by contacting UMBC Support.
UMBC operates high-performance computing systems to support research:
Lewis (pictures), a cluster of compute nodes with multi-core 64-bit architecture Intel Xeon processors. The compute nodes range in capacity from machines with 4 processor cores and 6 GB of memory to machines with 24 processor cores and 512 GB of memory. The cluster has over 180 compute nodes with more than 1200 processor cores and a total of more than 5400 GB of memory. The compute nodes are interconnected via a high-speed InfiniBand network. The cluster supports running serial jobs, multi-threaded shared memory jobs, and parallel MPI jobs. Accessing Lewis. How to correctly submit programs on Lewis Updated!
The UMBC has the following storage resources, which are connected via high-speed data links to the computing resources:
- 948 TB Isilon storage cluster.
- 112 TB HP 3PAR storage array.
- 110 TB EMC storage array managed by the IBRIX distributed file system.
- 24 TB IBM DS3400 storage array.
- 12 TB SGI TP9500 InfiniteStroage storage array.
UMBC can also provide storage for externally generated data. Contact UMBC Support for more information.
Many popular software packages are available for bioinformatics, molecular modeling, computational physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, neural sciences and materials science, etc. Some of the most popular packages are listed here by:
We can also acquire other software if requested and if versions are available for our computers.
Our consulting staff can help with technical problems, such as code optimization or even advice on configuring and supporting your own systems.
Individual one-on-one consulting is available to provide support for all phases of problem evolution from inception to final results. This can include software recommendations, formulation of the problem, or optimization of a single processor performance, as well as communications support.
UMBC Support is staffed by experienced consultants who can answer technical questions about all aspects of the center. Follow-up is usually within one working day to electronic mail questions.These classes can be held at UMBC or at your location.
Account Request and Information
Faculty and researchers can apply for accounts on UMBC systems for themselves and their students by completing and submitting the UMBC Computing Resources Account Request Form. Project Supervisor must email the completed form to RSC@missouri.edu
All of our important user information is online. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, you can use the search box in the upper right corner of each page or take a look at the site map.