High Performance Computing

IMSS provides two solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) needs.

HPC Cluster Management

The IMSS HPC team provides full-service cluster management, including customer support and resources for the design, building and day-to-day operation. We currently operate many of the campus high performance computing clusters. 

The IMSS HPC team can:

  • Work with high speed interconnects such as myrinet and infiniband and parallel file systems such as ibrix, lustre and panfs 
  • Liaise with HPC vendors such as HP, Dell and Penguin
  • Support the installation and administration of multiple scheduling technologies such as Moab, Maui and LSF depending on the clients needs
  • Provide assistance with MPI code compilation and profiling

For information about this service, please contact help-hpc@caltech.edu.

HPC Cloud Service

IMSS also offers a High Performance Computing (HPC) pay-as-you-go service in the cloud. With this HPC service, faculty and research groups who cannot expend large financial resources on cluster hardware and infrastructure now have the opportunity to run on a locally managed and supported HPC system. For more information about this service, click here.