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The DRI HPC provides shared computing resources which is open to the entire OSU research community including classroom instruction with needs in data science computing.  The HPC cluster is designed to support a broad range of workloads that cannot be supported by traditional workstations.

The HPC provides three levels of tiered access.

  • Standard:  Is free for all students and researchers at OSU that provides access to 10 shared general compute nodes with 10GB of file storage on the HPC cluster.
  • Shared: In addition to the standard tier, you may access additional compute nodes that are owned by research groups.  Note: jobs submitted, in the shared queue might get killed if the job was running on a research group compute node when they submit a new job.  
  • Condo: Condo investment into the HPC cluster. A researcher or group can opt to purchase their own compute node(s) to be added into the HPC cluster.  The DRI team will work with the researcher to purchase compute nodes that best meet their needs. DRI will then work with our vendor to purchase, install, administer, and maintain the node(s) for free for five years.  100 percent of these compute node(s) will be made available to the researcher on-demand through separate partitions in the scheduling system.  When the compute node(s) are not in use, their compute resources will then be made available to the general shared queue on the HPC cluster. It is expected that the researcher will refresh their compute node(s) at the end of the five-year term.  

HPC Storage:

Each account on the HPC will get a default 10GB of disk storage.  Additional storage can be purchased if needed.  In addition, there is scratch file space open to everyone for larger data sets and data outputs files can be stored.  The scratch space meant for temporary storage only, any files that have not been accessed in 90 days will be automatically deleted.