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Scientific Computing
@ Carnegie Science

Memex is a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster administered by Carnegie Science.  Since 2015, Carnegie Science has provided computational resources to all of its research scientists to aid in solving their most challenging and data-intensive calculations.  


The memex (a portmanteau of "memory" and "index") is the name of the hypothetical proto-hypertext system that Vannevar Bush described in his 1945 The Atlantic Monthly article "As We May Think". Bush envisioned the memex as a device in which individuals would compress and store all of their books, records, and communications, "mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility." The memex would provide an "enlarged intimate supplement to one's memory". The concept of the memex influenced the development of early hypertext systems (eventually leading to the creation of the World Wide Web) and personal knowledge base software. The hypothetical implementation depicted by Bush for the purpose of concrete illustration was based upon a document bookmark list of static microfilm pages, and lacked a true hypertext system where parts of pages would have internal structure beyond the common textual format. Early electronic hypertext systems were thus inspired by memex rather than modeled directly upon it...


108 Teraflops theoretical CPU performance / 5.82 Teraflops theoretical GPU performance


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Dell PowerEdge R430 (100)
Dell PowerEdge R730 - 
NVIDIA Tesla 1x K80 (2)
  • Intel Xeon E5-2680 2.5 GHz (100)
  • Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.3GHz (2)
  • 1.6TB SSD
  • 8x16GB 2133MT/s RDIMM
  • Broadcom 1 GigE Controller
  • Mellanox MT27500 Connect3X


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Dell PowerEdge R430 1U (1)

   Dell PowerEdge R430 1U (1)
  • Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 2.5 GHz
  • 1.6TB SSD  x 3
  • 8x16GB 2133MT/s RDIMM
  • Broadcom 1 GigE Controller
  • Mellanox MT27500 Connect3X


MT SX6036 FDR Managed (2)

MT SX60252 FDR Unmanaged (11)

Dell S4810 10GbE (1)

Dell S3048-ON Gigabit (3)

Dell Force10 S55 for Base Storage (1)
  • 0.5m-5m FDR Cables
  • Connects Local Storage & Network


Dell PowerVault MD3460 (2)

Dell PowerVaultMD3060E (2)

Dell PowerVault MD3420 (1)
  • Lustre Filesytem v2.5.34.1
  • 800TB Raw Storage

Shaun Beavan

Senior Information Systems Manager

Floyd Fayton

HPC Systems Administrator

Garret Huntress

Information Systems Manager
Global Ecology and Plant Biology