The SpaRTAN laboratory has 250 sq ft. of space located in Nicholson Hall on the Louisiana State University Campus. Laboratory is secured and monitored 24/7 with motion- activated video cameras. (Unescorted) laboratory access is limited to laboratory personal.
The SpaRTAN lab space serves as the primary host for the group’s computational resources. These include:
The SpaRTAN lab has active access and CPUh to the LSU Computing Facilities. LSU has various multi-teraflop systems operated by the Center for Computation and Technology.. Linux clusters are available for faculty and student use for research and instructional purposes. Installed codes include EGSnrc, MCNPX/MCNP6, and GEANT Monte Carlo codes; a deterministic transport codes, cross section libraries, compilers, etc. LSU Center for Computation and Technology: Research activities at LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) are organized into broad, interdisciplinary areas with research agendas that share expertise and technologies across traditional academic disciplines. Focus Areas include Science and Engineering
In addition to the high-performance computers available at LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology the SpaRTAN lab utilizes resources provided by the Texas Advanced Computation Center (TACC).TACC's environment includes a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure ecosystem of leading-edge resources in high performance computing (HPC), visualization, data analysis, storage, archive, cloud, data-driven computing, connectivity, tools, APIs, algorithms, consulting, and software. TACC's Stampede2 is the flagship supercomputer of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. Stampede2 provides HPC capabilities to thousands of researchers across the U.S. The system entered full production in Fall 2017 as an 18 petaflop system that builds on the successes of the original Stampede cluster it replaced. The system features 4,200 Knights Landing (KNL) nodes — the second generation of processors based on Intel's Many Integrated Core (MIC)architecture — and 1,736 Intel Xeon Skylake nodes.
SpaRTAN Physics Group
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University
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