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Computing Hardware


  • Approximately 275 systems
  • Intel Core2 Quad to Core i7-4770
  • 4GB - 16GB RAM
  • 250GB HDD or 128GB SSD
  • NVIDIA video cards, GeForce 9500GT and GT 430
  • Operating System: Linux MINT 18 LTS 64-bit


Virtualization Servers (2)

  • Dell PowerEdge R815
  • Quad AMD Opteron 6136 2.4GHz 8-core processors
  • 128GB RAM
  • 2*300GB SAS disks
  • Dell PERC H200 controller
  • Operating System: Scientific Linux 6.2

Virtualization Servers (2)

  • Dell PowerEdge 1950
  • Quad Intel Xeon E5420 2.5GHz 4-core processors
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2*300GB SAS disks
  • Dell PERC 5i controller
  • Operating System: Scientific Linux 6.2


  • Dell PowerEdge R515
  • Dual AMD Opteron 4184 2.8 GHz six-core processors
  • 64GB RAM
  • 12 * 600GB SAS disks, 2*256GB SSD's
  • Dell SAS 200 + LSI SAS2008 controllers
  • Operating System: Oracle Solaris 11

Backup Server

  • Dell PowerEdge R515
  • Dual AMD Opteron 4184 2.8GHz six-core processors
  • 32GB RAM
  • Dell SAS 200 + LSI SAS2008 controllers
  • 12 * 2TB SATA disks, 2*256GB SSD's
  • Operating System: Oracle Solaris 11

Windows 2012 Login Server

Previous Servers

  • SGI Origin 2000
  • Sun Enterprise 450
  • Sun SPARCserver 20
  • Sun SPARCserver 10
  • Sun SPARCserver 2
  • Mips M2000
  • Mips M120
  • SGI Iris 3130
  • AT&T 3B2
  • DEC PDP-11/70


  • Various laser and solid ink Postscript printers from HP and Xerox.

The Calclab Systems

These are the instructional systems for the Blocker labs. There are 283 desktops and 4 physical servers (approximately 12 virtual servers) supporting the instructional operations of the Department. They are supported through the Science Lab Equipment Access Fee and access is restricted to undergrads in the appropriate sections, TA's, and instructors. The desktops are made available to SURAgrid for off-hours scientific computation. Users interested in grid computing should contact Steve Johnson to get started and get access to SURAgrid.

Institute for Scientific Computation

The Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC) is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the applications of digital computing in mathematics, engineering and applied science. The ISC operates the University's Immersive Visualization Center, a state of the art graphics facility.

Academy for Advanced Telecommunication and Learning Technologies

The Academy was established to recognize, help develop and coordinate the various telecommunications and information technology efforts and expertise at TAMU. The Academy operates the 3000+ core Brazos Cluster, which serves a set of stakeholders as well as the university in general. A 1024-core sub-cluster is available for the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science.

Computing and Information Services

CIS provides Open Access Labs, networking, the Howdy portal, centralized e-mail, printing, and VPN access to all faculty, staff and students.

Supercomputing Facility

The Texas A&M Supercomputing Facility is operated by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The hardware includes a 900-node IBM Intel x86 cluster.

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Last update: 22 June 2015 slj