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Student-Developed HPC Cluster for Active Learning

Project Information

big-data, hardware, hardware-architecture, hpc-cluster-build, hpc-operations, hw-and-sw-integration
Project Status: Complete
Project Region: Northeast
Submitted By: Scott Valcourt
Project Email: sav@unh.edu
Project Institution: University of New Hampshire
Anchor Institution: NE-University of New Hampshire
Project Address: 268 Mast Road
NHPBS
Durham, New Hampshire. 03824

Mentors: Scott Valcourt
Students: Cristiano Bianchi

Project Description

This project will involve the recommissioning of used computing hardware to craft a basic HPC cluster. Students will be solely responsible for the design, construction, configuration, and maintenance of a recommissioned collection of used computing hardware to craft a basic HPC cluster. The experiment will offer students practical experience in the administration and use of a HPC cluster, something not typically made available in the regular curriculum. Additionally, this project will serve as a potential cookbook to encourage other small and medium-sized institutions to reconsider scrapping old computing hardware for the purpose of teaching students HPC on a shoestring budget.

Project Information

big-data, hardware, hardware-architecture, hpc-cluster-build, hpc-operations, hw-and-sw-integration
Project Status: Complete
Project Region: Northeast
Submitted By: Scott Valcourt
Project Email: sav@unh.edu
Project Institution: University of New Hampshire
Anchor Institution: NE-University of New Hampshire
Project Address: 268 Mast Road
NHPBS
Durham, New Hampshire. 03824

Mentors: Scott Valcourt
Students: Cristiano Bianchi

Project Description

This project will involve the recommissioning of used computing hardware to craft a basic HPC cluster. Students will be solely responsible for the design, construction, configuration, and maintenance of a recommissioned collection of used computing hardware to craft a basic HPC cluster. The experiment will offer students practical experience in the administration and use of a HPC cluster, something not typically made available in the regular curriculum. Additionally, this project will serve as a potential cookbook to encourage other small and medium-sized institutions to reconsider scrapping old computing hardware for the purpose of teaching students HPC on a shoestring budget.