The Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) would like to announce an expansion to the high performance computing system (called DMC) at the Alabama Supercomputer Center.

Upgraded capacity added to the DMC system includes:

  • A node with 128 AMD Milan cores is only accessible to homework jobs submitted to the "class" queue.
  • Ten nodes with 128 AMD Milan cores and 1 TB memory are available to the regular queues, bigmem queue, and special queue.
  • There are eight nVidia Ampere A100 GPUs on nodes with AMD Milan cores.
  • The upgraded nodes were made accessible to users on October 15, 2021.

Note that the oldest Kepler K20 GPUs will be decommissioned permanently during the next maintenance shutdown between fall and spring semesters.
 
The Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) also provides a number of other services to Alabama's academic community.

  • Internet connectivity for schools and libraries
  • ASA leads an E-Rate consortium, which brings a large amount of federal government money to Alabama to fund K-12 internet connections.
  • Computer security services
  • Email and web hosting services
  • Colocation services
  • Development of websites that benefit academic organizations in Alabama