A lot of the work done in our research group requires heavy computational resources, for which a computer cluster is needed. Our computer cluster was funded by NSF EAR grant #0949255 (Instruments and Facilities Program). It is composed of 16 dual-six core nodes
(that is 192 processors) with Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz 5650 processors with 48GB of memory and QDR Infiniband. It is currently hosted and administered by the UCLA Academic Technology Services (ATS) and is part of the campus-wide shared computer cluster Hoffman2.
The EPSS 84 processor cluster is also part of Hoffman 2 and available for use by members of the department.
Members of our group are using Apple desktop computers for everyday computing and word processing