Clarkson Faculty Researchers: Grow your research without growing your budget. ACRES is your resource for High Performance Computing (HPC) without the demands of purchasing or maintaining your own expensive computing environment. Look to ACRES for research computing solutions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for options and account activation.
ACRES (Accelerating Computational Research for Engineering and Science) is a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster owned and operated by Clarkson University. ACRES is designed to support data and computationally intensive projects aligned with Clarkson’s four interdisciplinary research themes: Data Analytics, Healthy World Solutions, Advanced Materials Development, and Next Generation Healthcare.
ACRES features thousands of CPU cores available at no cost for departmental or sponsored research. This environment ensures great efficiency in computing capability and performance that only large scale HPC systems can offer, including:
- High-Performance Input/Output Infrastructure,
- Large Volume of Storage,
- Wide Variety of Hardware Configurations,
- Centralized System Administration and Management provided by the Office of Information Technology (OIT).
- More ACRES features below.
ACRES is a key partner in many research initiatives underway at Clarkson. Read examples spotlighted below:
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Ian McCrum and his undergraduate students turn to ACRES for performing quantum chemistry modeling using density functional theory (DFT) of catalysis and electrochemistry. They rely on ACRES computational resources to perform more simulations in less time, and they appreciate the flexibility of generating preliminary data in small batches for quicker turnarounds when preparing research proposals.
ACRES is useful to Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Marcias Martinez Marcias Martinez, Ph.D., and his team as they model complex structural engineering problems for industry and federal sponsors. These models include simulations that range from structural failure to optimization of structural components. They use simulation tools in combination with experimental mechanics techniques to validate newly developed mathematical models.
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- Data center hosting, including backup power and cooling
- Connection to high-performance network backbone
- Community access to shared-nodes
- Background access to any unused owner-nodes
- Access to high-performance scratch disk space
- Remote access to system configuration and administration
- Option available to buy-in and own your own nodes
- ACRES-dedicated staff available to support research-computing endeavors
- Standard software stack, appropriate for a range of research needs