STATICA Cluster
Trinity College, University of Dublin

Welcome to the STATICA Research Group compute cluster at Trinity College Dublin, headed by principal investigator Prof Simon Wilson.

This is a cluster of 6 machines for use by members of the group in statistical computation research, comprising in total some 92.8GHz of CPU power in 32 cores, 208GB RAM, and a total 3072GHz of GPGPU power in 1920 cores.

Access to the machines is via either SSH or an RStudio web interface.

The machines are named in honour of luminaries in probability, statistics and mathematics:

MachineLuminarySpecs
bayes Rev. Thomas Bayes 2 x 6 x 2.4GHz Xeon E5645
32KB L1, 256KB L2, 12MB L3
128GB RAM
3 x 2TB RAID-5 HD
bernoulli Jacob Bernoulli 4 x 3.4GHz Core i7-2600
32KB L1, 256KB L2, 8MB L3
16GB RAM
nVidia GTX 560Ti
PXE booting
fisher Sir Ronald Fisher
gauss Carl Friedrich Gauß
laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace
poisson Siméon Poisson

bernoulli

Usage: SYSTEM DOWN

fisher

Usage: SYSTEM DOWN

gauss

Usage: SYSTEM DOWN

laplace

Usage: SYSTEM DOWN

poisson

Usage: SYSTEM DOWN

bayes

Usage: IN USE (6 of 12 cores busy)
Free Memory: MB
Current SSH Users: Joy Leahy, Michael Ferreira
Current RStudio Users: none
Current CPU Users: Joy Leahy
Click here to use RStudio on bayes
or use SSH via bayes.

Acknowledgement

Please acknowledge the STATICA SFI grant for computational resources provided in relation to any work conducted on this cluster.

Resources

You can download slides (PDF) and demo files (ZIP) from the TCD seminar talk given by Louis Aslett on 26th March 2012.

Admin & Support

If you have any queries or require support please contact Gernot Roetzer (** please enable JavaScript to see it! **) who is responsible for administration and support of the cluster with help from Seán Ó Ríordáin (** please enable JavaScript to see it! **).

The cluster was originally setup and administrated by Louis Aslett (** please enable JavaScript to see it! **) in January 2012, with admin and support handed on to Seán Ó Ríordáin in August 2013.