EGSC HPCC Operational Web Site
on the EGSC High-Performance Computing Cluster (Beowulf)
Computational Support for Modeling and Analysis
The Eastern Geographic Science Center (EGSC) High-Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) is
operated as a computational resource to support geographic research and the
development of USGS capabilities in quantitative and computational geography. The HPCC is a cluster of 18 interconnected commodity computers
(a Beowulf) optimized for parallel processing.
For certain classes of parallel or parallelizable computations, a Beowulf provides faster and more economical processing than serial supercomputers.
The Eastern Geographic Science Center will entertain proposals from other USGS science centers for use of the EGSC HPCC.
Preference will be given to parallel applications.