MTRI houses and operates one of the Tech computing clusters. This resource is available to all Michigan Tech staff and students who might need to run computationally intensive, or highly parallel, tasks.
The system consists of 3 nodes containing 72 CPUs, 192 GB of RAM, and 4.5TB of disk storage. The system memory and storage can be expanded as needed. There is space remaining for an additional 6 nodes (144 CPUs) in the current equipment rack.
Each node is running a Linux operating system (Ubuntu). The nodes are connected by an Ethernet switch to each other, and to the world at large. The inter-node network has Gb bandwidth; the intra-node network is 1Gb Ethernet.