This page is intended to be a central launching point for the High Performance Computing projects at CSM. It contains links to the the Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO), along with its hardware Ra.mines.edu, and the Mio project and machine.

Golden Energy Computing Organization The Golden Energy Computing Organization was founded to be a focal point of Energy research using high performance computing (HPC) at Mines. GECO is a recognition that energy research has been the primary cycle consumer of HPC on campus. At the founding of GECO Mines acquired the high performance computing machine, RA.Mines.Edu, to bring a new dimension of capability to research in the energy sciences and to be a hub for computational inquiries aimed at the discovery of new ways to meet the energy needs of our society.

Mio The machine Mio.mines.edu represents a new concept in computing at CSM. Mio is a shared resource funded in part by the CSM Administration and in part by money from individual researchers. Mio came on line March 2010. Initially was a relatively small cluster dedicated to a single group of research projects. We expect that Mio will quickly grow in to a supercomputing class machine.

The Mio concept is simple. CSM funds provide the infrastructure discussed above and individual professors purchase compute nodes that are added to the cluster. The professors own their nodes, that is, they have exclusive access when they need them. When they are not in use by the owners the nodes are available for use by others.

New High Performance Computing Platform Last spring CSM released a RFP to purchase a new machine to be the primary large core count HPC platform for the school. A short video on the history of HPC at CSM and a description of the machine being purchased can be found in the links given below.

BlueM Allocation Request The Golden Energy Computing Organization (GECO) has issued a call for proposals for requesting computing time on the CSM supercomputing resource, BlueM. Requests for time will be via a web form found at http://petra.mines.edu/proposal.

Posters and Video describing Resources

Last Year's (SC 11) Posters

New Posters and Video


Contact Dr. Timothy Kaiser tkaiser@mines.edu.