Texas Tech University

High Performance Computing Center

TTU HPCC Mission and Resources

Texas Tech University's High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) was established in 1999 to promote research and teaching on campus through integrating leading-edge high performance computing and visualization for the faculty, staff and students of Texas Tech University.

The HPCC currently operates two main clusters: Quanah, with a benchmarked total computing power of 485 Teraflops/s, and Hrothgar, with a total aggregate computing power of 166 Teraflops/s, in addition to several specialty clusters and special-purpose resources. These clusters are designed to provide a natural stepping stone between capabilities available to researchers on their individual desktop, laptop and portable resources and those of highly competitive national and international-scale supercomputing resources. For more information, please refer to our page on HPCC equipment.

The HPCC also supports research computing-related data storage directly related to the use of the high speed equipment that we operate, and network transfers within and beyond the campus to facilitate data movement among and between such resources. A large amount of common data storage is made available for general-purpose computing to support use of the clusters. Dedicated storage beyond these amounts can be purchased on an annual or pre-paid basis by individual research groups. For more information, please visit our pages on data transfers and data storage policies.

The HPCC staff provides consulting and assistance to campus researchers with advanced computational software and/or hardware needs. We also provide training in parallel and grid computing as used at the facility, and administration for local high performance systems. We provide consulting within limitations on available staff time to support, configure and help users to port and optimize applications to make effective use of HPCC resources. The HPCC staff also serves as a liaison between various campus teams that are engaged in research. For more information, please visit our pages on user guides and user support.

The High Performance Computing Center's (HPCC) resources are distributed between two primary locations on campus, the Experimental Sciences Building and Chemistry building, and a machine room at the Reese Center off campus. For more information, please read HPCC facilities. To locate our offices, please refer to HPCC locations.

For general business information information about services, equipment, or grid computing efforts at Texas Tech University, please email hpcc@ttu.edu or contact our office directly at (806) 742-4350. To request user support, please send email to hpccsupport@ttu.edu.

High Performance Computing Center