The Smithsonian Institution High Performance Cluster (SI/HPC), informally known as "Hydra" is the primary high performance computing resource at the Smithsonian Institution.
- It is housed at the Herndon Data Center and is supported by OCIO and SAO.
- Hydra is a Beowulf cluster consisting of
- nearly 4,000 CPU cores,
- distributed over 80+ compute nodes,
- totaling over 24TB of total RAM,
- all interconnected using 10GbE and InfiniBand
- It is connected some 3PB of high availability or high performance or near-line disk space (NetApp, GPFS and NAS respectively).
If you have used Hydra for work that will be a part of a scholarly or professional publication, please cite it.
We recommend that you include the following text in your paper citing Hydra using its formal name:
"The computations in this paper were conducted on the Smithsonian High Performance Cluster (SI/HPC)".