Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Computational Methods with Applications in Materials Science

REU Facilities

Each REU student will be provided with a cubicle office space equipped with a personal desktop computer and will have access to the supercomputing resources at the High Performance Computing Collaboratory, where the Center for Computational Sciences is housed.

The HPC² at MSU is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research and service. The HPC² provides world class high performance computing resources for use by its member centers, including a 593 TeraFLOPS cluster with 4800 Intel Ivy Bridge processor cores and 28,800 Intel Xeon Phi cores, a 34 TeraFLOPS 3072-core Intel Westmere cluster with 6 terabytes of RAM and quad data-rate InfiniBand interconnect, and numerous additional special purpose machines. Data storage capabilities include a 600-terabyte high performance disk system and a 9 petabyte near-line storage system. The HPC² network infrastructure backbone consists primarily of a 10-Gigabit Ethernet network interconnecting the organization's primary computing and storage systems, as well as an extensive number of edge switches providing connectivity to the desktops. The HPC² facility obtains external network connectivity to the commodity Internet and Internet2 through dual 10 Gigabit/sec connections into the Mississippi Optical Network (MISSION), a regional optical network supporting research activities within the state.