About ICT Supercomputing

The ICT Supercomputer came as project of two ICT employers from the systems group. They came with the idea to help researchers run their computations on a more powerful machine that they had sitting in their offices. In the Summer of 2015 Student Technology Advisory Committee approved funding for ICT Supercomputer called Joker. With initial funding we were able to get 7 Lenovo nx360 from which one of those nodes had 2 GPUs Nvidia K40s. A year later we upgraded Joker with 7 more Lenovo nx360 which brought the total number of nodes to 14. Our 3rd upgrade increased the node count to 16 and 328 CPU cores. As of May 17th, 2018, ICT Supercomputer called Joker changed name to Discovery. In February 2019, as a part condonium model we added 10 nodes Dell R440 and 5 Dell R740 nodes with 2 GPUs Nvidia P100s per node. Moreover, at the begging of 2019 another Dell R740 node with 2 GPUs Nvidia P100s was added. In September 2019, as a part of EPSCoR grant we have added 6 more nodes. Two of those are Lenovo SR850 high memory nodes with 3TB of memory and 4 Lenovo SR650 with 2 GPUs Nvidia P100s per node. As of today, Discovery has 25 compute nodes and 11 GPU nodes, with total of 968 cores.

As of 2019, ICT Supercomputer Discovery has its logo. Hiba Muhyi, an undergraduate majoring in Biology and a student aide in ICT PC Server Administration created the winning logo. While designing the logo Hiba wanted to include different elements that represent discovery like life and physical sciences, technology, etc. in a creative and artistic way. Hiba is honored to have her logo design been chosen.