Texas Tech University

High Performance Computing Center

TTU HPCC Mission and Resources

Texas Tech University's High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) promotes and supports research and teaching by integrating leading-edge high performance computing and data processing resources for faculty, staff, and students. The HPCC provides free consulting and training services that include:

• Introducing Campus Researchers to HPCC Resources
• Introducing Campus Researchers to National Scale Resources
• Code Optimization and Parallelization Strategies
• Collaborating with Researchers and Their Students
• Migrating User Workflows from PC to Linux Environments

The HPCC currently operates two primary clusters: RedRaider, with a benchmarked total computing power of 1030 Teraflops, and Quanah, with a benchmarked total computing power of 485 Teraflops. Other cluster computing resources include Hrothgar, with a total aggregate effective computing power of 113 Teraflops, 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 detailed information, please refer to our page on HPCC equipment.

The HPCC provides research computing-related data storage 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 may 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, along with consulting to support, configure and help users to port and optimize applications to make effective use of HPCC resources. Our team also assists campus researchers to scale up from local systems to national and international supercomputing resources. We accomplish this by organizing monthly training opportunities that cover use of such resources and by hosting cross-disciplinary seminars and meetings with research groups. 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 traininguser 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