University of Arkansas, Arkansas High Performance Computing Center

University of Arkansas

Dr. David Chaffin

The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) provides expertise, high performance computing hardware, storage, support services, and training to enable computationally-intensive and data-intensive research. The AHPCC is available to faculty, staff and students at all of the Arkansas public universities, and to their collaborators inside and outside of the state. Most AHPCC services are provided free of charge to eligible researchers.

Pinnacle is a new resource at the University of Arkansas in 2019. It consists of 100 Intel based nodes with 20 NVIDIA V100 GPU nodes enabling data science and machine learning and 8 big memory nodes with 768 Gb ram/each for projects requiring a large memory footprint.

The Trestles system was originally acquired from San Diego Supercomputer Center and from the National Science Foundation in May 2015. As of November 2019, Trestles has become a large heterogenous system comprised of the original system plus resources from both Razor II and III. Now with over 500 nodes and 15,000+ cores, Trestles has expanded to meet the needs of the growing research community at the University of Arkansas. Trestles will continue to serve as a prominent resource as, due to its size, it is well positioned to handle a plethora of diverse needs where large scale computation is a vital component in realizing many research goals