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Research Services

High-Performance Computing

Colonial One High-Performance Computing

GW runs a shared high-performance computing cluster called Colonial One. This cluster is managed by professional staff in the Division of IT, with university-sponsored computational staff in the schools.

This implementation represents a partnership between the Division of IT and the university's academic and research organizations in response to current and developing faculty research needs. The Colonial One cluster provides 2.1 PFlops and consists of:

  • 164 standard CPU nodes featuring dual Intel 20 core 3.7 GHz Xeon Gold 6148 processors with 192GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 22 Large GPU nodes featuring dual Intel 18 core 3.7 GHz Xeon Gold 6140 processors with 384 GB of DDR4 RAM and 4xNvidia 16GB Tesla V100 GPUs with NVLink
  • 18 Small GPU nodes featuring dual Intel 20 core 3.7 GHz Xeon Gold 6148 processors with 192GB of DDR4 RAM and dual Nvidia 16GB Tesla V100 GPUs
  • 6 High Throughput nodes featuring Dual 4-Core 3.6 GHz Intel Xeon Gold 5122 processors with 384 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 2 High Memory Nodes featuring Dual 4-Core 3.6 GHz Intel Xeon Gold 5122 processors with 3 TB of DDR4 RAM
  • EDR 4x Infiniband network interconnection featuring 100Gbs total throughput, with 4:1 oversubscription per compute node.
  • 2PB lustre scratch storage

Support will be provided by the SEAS Computing Facility in collaboration with the HPC administration team in the Division of IT and the HPC community at GW. To request access for your research group, please contact us including:

  • PI name and netID
  • Department
  • Research group name
  • Research group members and netIDs

Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network

The Division of IT is proud to announce the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN), a program designed to build a high-performance research and education infrastructure serving the Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia areas.

Data Management Resources

GW researchers often request and receive funding from the federal government and other external organizations. In order to ensure that the data use agreements (DUAs) meet university policies as well as the requirements of funding agencies, the Division of Information Technology works closely with the George Washington University's Office of the Vice President for Research, providing data management guidance to review and assist the principal investigators (PIs) in creating data management plans (DMPs) to ensure compliance with appropriate policies and regulations. In some situations the Division of IT may also work closely with the appropriate desk-side support to help prepare workstations that suit the requirements within the DUA or make loaner computers available. Due to limited availability of loaner machines, these are offered for specific instances of DUAs only.

It should be noted here that DUAs should not be signed by university faculty or staff members without institutional approval from GW's Office of the Vice President for Research.