High Performance Computing

There are several resources for High Performance Computing, i.e., running computational jobs that require multiple cores and larger amounts of memory than what is available on a Desktop Computer.

1) MAE Linux cluster
2) Carleton’s Research Computing Group
3) Compute Canada


MAE Linux Cluster

We have a number of dual quad core servers and one 64 core server for running parallel jobs.  You have to request an account to use this.  Your supervisor will have to own a license for most software.

Software which can be run on this system includes:

  • Abaqus
  • Altair solvers, Optistruct, Radioss
  • Ansys CFX solver
  • Ansys Fluent
  • Ansys Forte
  • FeBio
  • Maple
  • Matlab – with parallel toolbox
  • MSC – Nastran, Marc
  • OpenFOAM
  • Starccm
  • Any C/C++ or Fortran code that uses MPI.

Users login to the frontend node via SSH to setup their jobs and submit them to the Sun Grid Engine (SGE) queing system.  As the system is running Linux, users need to learn some Linux commands.  Linux training is available from the Research Computing Group.