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The UWM High Performance Computing (HPC) Service supports powerful computing resources for UWM researchers and students.

Our large HPC research cluster, known as Avi, has 142 nodes,each with 8 Intel Nehalem cores (1,136 cores in total) and 24 gigabytes of memory per node (3 gigabytes per core).  Avi also offers a high-throughput, low-latency Infiniband network for optimal performance in message-passing programs.

Avi is available to faculty researchers and their assistants from:

  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Letters and Science
  • School of Freshwater Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences

Each participating school or college employs its own "facilitator" who aids researchers in getting started and making effective use of the Avi cluster. The facilitators can also direct researchers to other resources that may be more applicable to their research.

The Avi cluster was created with major funding from the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), and additional funding from the College of Letters and Science (L&S). Ongoing operations are the responsibility of University Information Technology Services (UITS).

For more information on Avi and other research resources, please contact research-computing@uwm.edu.

Our educational cluster, known as Peregrine, has 8 nodes, each with 12 AMD Opteron cores (96 cores total), and 16 gigabytes per node (1.33 gigabytes per core).  Peregrine is available to all UWM students for course work and independent research projects.

For more information of Peregrine and other student resources, please contact cluster-support@uwm.edu.