The Deepthought High-Performance Computing Cluster is a campus resource housed and maintained by the Division of Information Technology (IT). The cluster is available for production use by campus researchers requiring compute cycles for parallel codes and applications. Access to Deepthought is obtained by submitting a request to the HPCC Allocations and Advisory Committee (AAC).
If you are a University of Maryland researcher and would like to request an allocation of time on Deepthought, please use the online request form. If the software you need is not already installed on the cluster, or if you have other specific computing requirements, please include them on your allocation request.
Read More About AAC Members
- Jay Elvove (Division of IT)
- Amir Riaz (ENGR-Mechanical Engineering)
- Arnaud Trouve (ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering)
- Atif Memon (CMNS-Computer Science)
- Derek Richardson (CMNS-Astronomy)
- Jeffery Klauda (ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
Total number of cores: ~3,200
- Dell/EMC/UMD partnership provided the original eight node cluster and more than 1TB of storage
- Upgraded to 19 compute nodes (with a minimum 4GB RAM each) in the Summer of 2006
- Astronomy Department's Theory Group contributed 40 additional nodes in early 2007
- Mechanical Engineering Department, consisted of 30 InfiniBand-based nodes during 2008
- An additional 108 gigabit-Ethernet nodes contributed by three new partners Since 2008
- Another 24 InfiniBand nodes were contributed by our sixth and latest ICP partner