The SpaRTAN laboratory has 450 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:
2019 Mac Pro Server
Synology DS2419+ NAS Disk server configured in RAID5 for secure and redundant long- term data retention. Storage capacity – 176 TB.
OWC Thunderbay 4 Drives (2) configured in RAID5. Storage capacity – 18TB (each).
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.
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. 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.