FSU Researchers can gain access to the following resources.
University of Florida "HiperGator" AI Cluster
The HiperGator AI Cluster is a cluster at UF provides a specialized high-power system optimized for artificial intelligence and machine learning research. The cluster consists of, among other hardware, the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, which provides scalable artificial intelligence (AI) and high performance data analytics.
The FSU Research Computing Center has partnered with UF to make this resource available to the FSU research community. UF is working on federated authentication for the cluster, but we encourage researchers at FSU not to wait for that development if you are interested in using it.
Here's how to get access (for now):
- Faculty need to apply for a GatorLink account and then a HiPerGator account.
- Once the faculty account is setup, any students that wish to use the system must get GatorLink credentials, too. Research Computing staff at UF will work with the faculty member and students on that.
- For the HiPerGator account, students will specify their faculty as their sponsor in the HiPerGator account form, and the faculty sponsor will be asked to confirm the creation of the account in the allocation.
This resource is available for free for educational use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention your class if you intend to use this resource for your class. Statistics about FSU usage on this UF resource will be used in the Board of Governers meeting by the provost.
For resource purposes, an allocation can be purchased at UF for the rate of $1,400 per 5 years of service for 1 GPU and 1 CPU. See https://www.rc.ufl.edu/services/rates/hardware/ for more information. A one time test allocation can be setup by request.
Open Science Grid (OSG)
Open Science Grid (OSG) is a free high throughput computing (Condor) resource available to all US-based researchers. The OSG facilitates access to distributed high throughput computing for research in the US. The resources accessible through the OSG are contributed by the community, organized by the OSG, and governed by the OSG consortium. In the last 12 months, OSG has provided more than 800 million CPU hours to researchers across a wide variety of projects.
To gain access to OSG, you need to first create a free Globus account and use your Globus credentials to create an OSG account (start at step 3). After registration, OSG staff will contact you by phone for verification and enable your account. You can then SSH to login.osgconnect.net and submit jobs.
XSEDE provides a number of computing clusters to researchers at partner institutions. For example, the XSEDE Stampede cluster provides an environment similar to the FSU HPC, but provides large memory nodes, which have 1TB of RAM and memory-intensive applications. The trade-off is that time limits for jobs on XSEDE resources are typically lower than those on our clusters.
If you are interested in accessing resources via XSEDE, you will need to let us know. Access is provided on a per-request basis.
The Globus system provides a reliable, scalable, and inter-institutional way to transfer data from one system to another. Globus is used by research computing organizations around the world to move data. FSU Researchers can use Globus for free to transfer data to and from our systems. This is particularly useful for larger datasets that may a long time to transfer.
Check out our documentation page for using Globus.