The High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) is a cutting edge research and educational tool that makes Siena College a leader in computational capability among small liberal arts colleges. Scientific computing is a growing discipline which spans a number of fields including chemistry, biophysics, scientific visualization, mathematics and computer science.
The Siena College HPCC is a unique resource that is utilized both within the classroom and in research activities. Students gain practical experience with computational resources that have applicability in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry. Approximately 350 students annually use this resource during their course work and several more through their research experiences.
The HPCC is comprised of 21 nodes with 20 terabytes of global storage. Each node has at least 500 gigabytes of local storage, 32 gigabytes of RAM and 2 E5-2600 Intel Xeon processors operating at 2.3 GHz. There are a total of 240 processing cores available for high-level calculations. Numerous scientific software packages are also available.