High Performance Computing
Supporting the Research and the Researchers
Science and engineering increasingly rely on numerical analysis and computational simulations to better understand the underlying details of the complex phenomena. From the study of the cosmos to the design of unmanned vehicles and exploration of human genetics, today's research makes intensive use of computational resources.
ARC supports the efforts of our computational researchers by making available a broad spectrum of high-end robust hardware and up-to-date commercial software.
Linux Computer Clusters
WPI has several HPC Clusters the most powerful being the one most recently acquired through an NSF MRI grant. This cluster features 480 Intel Xeon E-5 2680v2 @2.8GHz CPUs and 48 Nvidia K20 GPUs each one with Peak double precision floating point performance of 1.17 Tflops.
Linux Compute Nodes
WPI offers many powerful state of the art Linux compute nodes to the faculty and students to run both commercial and open source applications.
Research Windows Terminal Servers
Our windows terminal servers allow researchers to access powerful systems to run both commercial and open source code in a windows environment. The systems can be reached by remote desktop connection from all platforms (windows, Linux, Mac). View directions on how to access these systems remotely.
Scientific and Engineering Software Applications
We offer a vast number of scientific and engineering software programs on the Windows-based computational nodes. Our Linux systems contain most common text editors and compilers, as well as pre- and post-processing software such as Tecplot, and computational and simulation software such as MATLAB, COMSOL, ANSYS, FLUENT, ABAQUS. For a full list of available software including model numbers and accessibility information, view our listing of Science and Engineering Software Applications.