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Research High-Performance Computing Clusters

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) highly value computational research and resources. To this end, UTRGV provides and maintains a supercomputer cluster system consisting of 3-high performance clusters called the High Performance Rio Grande Cluster (HiRGC).

  • Bambi. A 58-node Dell system that is primarily used for calculations in Computational Chemistry and teaching. Its nodes are interconnected by Ethernet for high-speed operation. Installed in 2006, Bambi is located on UTRGV's Edinburg campus. 
  • Futuro. A 40-node IBM cluster. Futuro runs numerical simulations and number crushing tasks.  It uses a high-speed General Parallel File System (GPFS) and a high-speed InfiniBand network to interconnect its nodes. Installed in 2010, Futuro is located on UTRGV'S Brownsville campus.
  • Thumper. A 72-node IBM cluster. Thumper is used to run numerical, statistical, and scientific tasks. Like Futuro, Thumper uses a high-speed InfiniBand network to interconnect its nodes. Installed in 2011, Thumper is the newest cluster and is also located on UTRGV's Edinburg campus.

High Performance Computing Research Support

To learn more about this service, visit the HPCC service page.