Our research makes extensive use of local, campus-wide, and international-level computing and supercomputing resources. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UWM College of Letters and Science and the National Science Foundation for their contributions to these resources.
Two Intel Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge T710 servers, hurricane and tornado, underpin our local computing resources. Combined, these two machines have 40 2.8 GHz Xeon X5560 processors, 96 GB RAM, and 28 TB of RAID-5 disk storage.
The UWM avi supercomputer features 1,136 processing cores (2.67 GHz Intel Xeon X5550-based), 3.4 TB of RAM, and 80 TB of RAID storage. The UWM mortimer supercomputer features 1,914 processing cores (mostly 2.50 GHz Intel Xeon E5-based), 7.3 TB of RAM, and 449 TB of RAID storage. Our group has contributed 24 processing cores and 80 TB of RAID storage to mortimer. Our research utilizes UWM's supercomputers for the bulk of our moderately intensive numerical simulations.
Our group's research has also made and/or currently makes use of national-level resources at NCAR (yellowstone, cheyenne, and HPSS) and XSEDE (comet, wrangler, jetstream). These resources are primarily used to support collaborative research with investigators at other institutions, although PI Evans also makes use of XSEDE resources for his Numerical Weather Prediction graduate-level course.