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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Linux Cluster "Pople"

The Pople Linux Cluster consists of 17 compute nodes, with two 6-Core processors per node, for a total of 204 cores.  It is configured with 408 GB of total memory and 8TB of shared disk space.  The theoretical peak computational performance is 4.9 TFLOPS.  The system supports an 8 TB global, NFS file system. Nodes are interconnected with InfiniBand (40Gbit/sec point-to-point bandwidth).

The cluster is maintained by the Research and Computing Center of the CAS. Complete information on the cluster and user guide are available at the Pople Linux Cluster page of CAS.  A few linux desktops for easy access to "Pople" and local GUIs are located in GSRC 423. 

"Pople" is available to researchers of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who are highly encouraged to take either CHEM 643/CHEM 749 "Computational chemistry" or CHEM 743 "Quantum chemistry" for the best use of this HPC resource.  The courses (subject to prerequisites) are open to all members of the USC community.  To become a user contact Vitaly Rassolov and Sophya Garashchuk.