The CESG has several computing resources available for students, faculty, and authorized users to use for research, projects, and coursework. The primary workhorse is the CESG cluster, often called “dropzone” for historical reasons.

The cluster consists of 8 nodes ¬†with 524 execution cores and an aggregate 532GB of RAM. All nodes are running Ubuntu sever 10.04. The AMD nodes are available anywhere behind the TAMU firewall at the hostname *.ece.tamu.edu (e.g. blackbird.ece.tamu.edu) for connection via ssh on port 22. A valid, current user account is required. Connecting to the smaller Intel nodes requires first connecting to one of the other cluster machines. You can simply ssh to the other hostnames (e.g. ‘ssh mustang’).

Machine Resources
raptor
hornet
blackbird
tomcat
4x AMD Opteron 6176 12core 2.3HGz 6MB L2/L3 Cache
48 cores Total
128GB RAM
mustang
spitfire
zero
kingcobra
8 core Intel XEON 3.2GHz 2MB L2/L3 Cache
8GB RAM

To request an account or reset you account, visit the CESG cluster account management page (CAS login required).

To see the staus of the cluster for planning which nodes you can run your jobs on, visit the cluster status page.

If you have any questions, please contact the system administrator: root@dropzone.tamu.edu.