As the amount of data used in computational research continues to grow, so too does the need for computing solutions that can manage large data sets. The Center for Advanced Research Computing offers solutions for researchers that have more data than they can manage on a personal computer.
The CARC's new high-performance computing cluster, Discovery, was designed with big data in mind. Discovery includes a rapidly growing fleet of state-of-the art multicore compute nodes for data-intensive research jobs, backed by an 800 terabyte, high-throughput scratch file system. A low-latency, high-bandwidth InfiniBand network fabric facilitates intense research workloads on large data sets. Nearly 100 gigabytes of storage space is provided for each user to store important code and configuration files in their home directories.
For those researchers who might require more storage space, the CARC can increase quotas on Discovery to accommodate larger data sets. More information on storage space and quotas can be found on our Accounts and Allocations page.
The CARC can help researchers develop an effective data management strategy for their projects, including the use of cloud computing solutions. For more information on our cloud computing services, see our Hybrid Cloud Computing user guides.
The CARC also has the ability to support the secure storage and management of sensitive data. For more information, see the Secure Computing page.