The Teraport Cluster is a project of the
Computation Institute (a
joint entity of the University of Chicago
and Argonne National Laboratory).
Goals of the Teraport Cluster include:
The UC Teraport Cluster
The multi-purpose cluster is heterogeneous in both its projects and in its
- providing computing resources to the University of Chicago scientific community;
- implementing multi-grid interoperability by acting as a portal to other Grid fabrics.
- providing a research testbed for the University of Chicago Computer Science PhD Candidates;
Projects span multiple disciplines in the physical and social sciences, including:
- high-energy physics;
- computer science;
- sociology; and
The 114-node IBM e1350 eServer cluster is based upon the AMD Operton architecture. Each IBM e325 node has two 2.2 GHz AMD64 processors, 4 GB RAM, and 80 GB local disk. The network storage consists of an 10 TB FAStT array exported as four IBM GPFS partitions. The Torque/Maui job management system, Hadoop framework, Globus Grid services, and a variety of scientific software applications run on top of the cluster's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system.
The cluster resides in the Research Institutes building on
the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus.
The Teraport Project was originally funded by the National Science Foundation, Award