High-Performance Computing (Oscar)

Research computing cluster featuring more than 300 multi-core nodes, GPU nodes, and a high-performance parallel filesystem

The high-performance computing (HPC) resources at CCV equip the Brown research community with the tools they need to perform complex numerical simulations, modeling, and data analysis. Oscar, CCV’s primary research computing cluster, consists of more than 300 multi-core nodes sharing a high-performance interconnect and file system.

Oscar Technical Specifications
Compute Notes 334
GPU Nodes 23
Login Nodes 2
Large-Memory Nodes (>512 GB) 6
Total CPU Cores 8740
Total GPUs 95
Total Storage (GPFS Filesystem) 1.7 PB
OS RedHat EL 7.3 (Linux)
Job Scheduler Slurm Workload Manager

A large collection of software is available on Oscar, and CCV staff can help acquire and install most applications upon request.

  • MATLAB
  • R
  • Python
  • CUDA
  • Perl
  • Julia
  • TensorFlow
  • Blender
  • Paraview