Computer Resources

The computing resources in our building include a 32-node Apple cluster, and a set of 140 cores running Grid software for the High Energy Physics group. The facilities also include a PC lab for the College of Arts and Sciences, a graduate student lab of Linux workstations, as well as faculty workstations. The latter two groups together provide 163 cores for our departmental Condor pool, which has a peak throughput of 300 GFLOPS.


Large scale computations are performed on the Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER). OSCER has been developed cooperatively by over 750 researchers (faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduates), in 26 academic departments within six colleges at OU’s 3 campuses (Norman, Health Sciences Center, Tulsa), with oversight by OU’s Chief Information Officer.

OSCER recently completed deployment of a Dell cluster supercomputer, Boomer, consisting of 435 compute nodes, a mix of PowerEdge R620 and PowerEdge R720, 352 of which are centrally owned (funded via OU IT internal budget) and 83 of which are “condominium” nodes that have been purchased by research teams at OU’s Norman and Health Sciences Center campuses. The aggregate peak speed is 111.6 TFLOPs (trillions of floating point operations per second), with 6992 cores, 15,680 GB of RAM and approximately 360 TB of globally accessible disk.