In the University

Computational Resources

Midway1 and Midway2, professionally-managed high performance computing clusters, form the core of the Research Computing Center's advanced computational infrastructure at the University of Chicago. Midway1 and Midway2 are comprised of a large pool of servers, software, and storage that researchers can utilize to increase the efficiency and scale of their computational science. Midway1 currently contains a total of 13,500 cores across 792 nodes, and 1.5 PB of storage. Midway2 adds 10,696 cores across 382 nodes, and 2.2 PB of storage.

The types of CPU architectures RCC maintains are are:

  • Intel Sandybridge—16 cores @ 2.6 GHz with 32 GB memory per node
  • Intel Ivybridge—20 cores @ 2.8 GHz with 64 GB memory per node
  • Intel Haswell—24 cores @ 2.5 GHz with 64 GB memory per node
  • Intel Broadwell—28 cores @ 2.4 GHz with 64 GB memory per node
  • AMD Opteron 6386SE—64 cores @ 2.8 GHz with 256 GB memory per node

RCC also maintains a number of specialty nodes:

  • Large shared memory nodes—up to 1 TB of memory per node with either 16, 28, or 32 Intel CPU cores.

Engineering Resources

The University of Chicago Engineering Center (UCEC) is a group of engineers and support staff that provide engineering services and support. The can provide electrical and mechanical engineering support and have a central machine shop.

Graphic Arts

PSD Graphic Arts is an on-campus service that can help design graphics for lectures, research, presentations, and posters.