MHPCC
Riptide & US Maintenance - Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
15 April 2014
The MHPCC Riptide & US systems will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 from 0800 (HST) - 1700 (HST).

Please plan accordingly.

Thank You,
MHPCC User Services
DREN Maintenance on Thursday, April 17th & 19th, 2014
02 April 2014
DREN Maintenance on on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 1300 GMT (0300 HST) & Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 1300 GMT (0300 HST)

This may affect connectivity to MHPCC systems during the subject stated maintenance window.

Please plan accordingly.

Thank you,
MHPCC User Services
Holiday Notice - Friday, April 18th, 2014
03 March 2014
On Friday, April 18th, 2014 MHPCC will be operating on a holiday schedule. The center will be open and all technology services will be available, however MHPCC will be operating at reduced staffing levels.

If you require assistance, onsite staff will be available to respond to Severity 1 Help Desk calls at 808-879-5077, and if necessary, MHPCC will contact other technical staff if needed. If you anticipate requiring any special assistance on April 18th, please contact our User Services department or the CCAC by email or by telephone.


Home » About MHPCC
Printable versionPrintable version

Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC)
DOD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC)

About MHPCC

The MHPCC DSRC, established in 1993, is an Air Force research Laboratory (AFRL) Center managed by the University of Hawaii under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The MHPCC DSRC operates as one of the five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers in the DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The MHPCC DSRC allocates more than 70,000,000 computational hours annually to the HPCMP Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation community.

The MHPCC DSRC provides computational resources for the Department of Defense's scientific computational needs through their support of DoD "Challenge Projects" and other government users. The Center also supports the Directed Energy Directorate's Maui Space Surveillance System. Located atop 10,000-foot Mt. Haleakala, the Space Surveillance System is used for imaging and tracking of space objects.

The MHPCC DSRC's Terascale High Performance Computing resources showcase a wide range of technologies which includes, Riptide, an IBM iDataPle populated with two Intel Sandy Bridge 8-core processors. Riptide uses the FDR 10 Infiniband interconnect and uses IBM's General Parallel File System (GPFS). Riptide has 756 compute nodes with Direct Water Cooling; memory is not shared across the nodes. Each diskless compute node has two 8-core processors (16 cores) with its own Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, sharing 32 GBytes of memory. Riptide is rated at 251.6 peak TFLOPS.

The MHPCC DSRC offers an innovative environment for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications. This includes:

  1. Computational Resources: Stable and secure parallel computing platforms for job execution, prototyping, benchmarking, and testing applications. The MHPCC DSRC is ranked as one of the top HPC centers in the Department of Defense in terms of computational capabilities,
  2. High-Speed Communications Infrastructure: OC12 connections, offering 622 megabit per second (Mbps) capacity, provide direct access to MHPCC resources - over the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) and the Hawaii Intranet Consortium (HIC), and
  3. Support Services: An expert staff provides MHPCC users with systems, network, and applications support in addition to assistance with code porting, optimization, and application development.

The MHPCC DSRC is a national resource at the forefront of High Performance Computing and has established itself as a leader in the Department of Defense research and development community. Chartered to support a diverse base of DoD and other government users, the MHPCC DSRC is facilitating the collaborations needed to solve tomorrow's complex computational problems today.

^ top