The K-State research computing cluster Beocat is currently the largest academic research cluster in Kansas. Through recent contributions totaling more than $200,000 from faculty in agronomy, biology, chemical engineering and plant pathology, Beocat has grown to approximately 600TB of storage and ~2500 processor cores on machines ranging from dual-processor Opterons with 8GB RAM to six 80-core Xeons with 1TB RAM connected by 40Gbps QDR Infiniband. Continue reading “Beocat extends reign as largest academic supercomputer in Kansas”
Did you know that K-State has the largest academic research supercomputer in Kansas? “Beocat” is a computer cluster supporting research projects across campus with some pretty serious computational horsepower — 1,000 cores in over 100 machines, which gang up to tackle big problems that on a single PC might take months or years to finish.
Typical uses include things like:
- Trying to figure out which genetic markers correlate to various traits such as drought resistance or disease susceptibility in plants
- Modeling water usage in the Ogallala Aquifer
- Simulating the ability of a drug to penetrate a cellular membrane
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