The IDRE-HPC group is a strong team of experienced researchers in High Performance Computing. The group provides its expertise and support to empower scholars in their abilities to compute on high-end computer systems. IDRE-HPC also supports the Hoffman2 shared cluster and manages the IDRE Cluster Hosting Program for UCLA researchers. These resources meet campus needs for small- to medium-sized cluster computing and may provide a starting point to resources at national computing centers. The Hoffman2 Cluster is managed and operated by the IDRE Research Technology Group under the direction of Bill Labate.
UCLA’s Shared Hoffman2 Cluster currently consists of 1,200+ 64-bit nodes and 13,340 cores, with an aggregate of over 50TB of memory. Each node has 1GB Ethernet network and a DDR, QDR, or FDR Infiniband interconnect. The cluster includes a job scheduler, compilers for C, C++, Fortran 77, 90 and 95 on the current Shared Cluster architecture, applications and software libraries that offer languages, compilers and software specific to Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Visualization, Programming and an array of miscellaneous software. The current peak CPU performance of the cluster is approximately 150 Trillion Floating Point, double precision, operations per second (TFLOPS) plus another 200 TFLOPS with GPUs. Hoffman2 is currently the largest and most powerful shared cluster in the University of California system.
The IT governance subgroups groups are generated ad hoc to research a particular area or topic in-depth or to review a project in the IT governance pipeline. Subgroups are comprised of volunteers from across campus. If you are interested in serving on a subgroup, please reach out to the IT Governance Manager, Kelly Arruda.
The Streaming Media subgroup was tasked with examing streaming media needs and potential solutions for the campus. Their research revealed that there was not yet consensus across campus on what the major streaming requirements should be. As an alternative, they created a two-part survey that can be used to help units think about and select solutions for their area.
The Single Sign-On subgroup has been researching the feasibility of a central single sign-on solution aimed to reduce the number of total accounts that need to be managed by end users. This group is scheduled to wrap up by the end of summer. If this area is of interest, reach out to the subgroup chair, Gabriel Ruiz, for details.
The API Catalog Subgroup, chaired by Howard Kim, is working on an API catalog for the campus. They are currently in the process of collecting information about existing APIs. Once information has been collected and categorized, they plan to develop standards for producing, finding, accessing, updating and deprecating services.
This subgroup will be kicking off later this summer. Their goal is to create guidelines for IT units on campus to reference when developing or revising their Business Continuity Plan in the UC Ready system. Please contact Annelie Rugg for details.