An Overview of the LONI Institute at Southern University

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An Overview of the LONI Institute at Southern University

  1. 1. An Overview of the LONI Institute at Southern University and A & M College Research and Development Rachel Vincent-Finley, Ph.D. LONI Institute Faculty Assistant Professor of Computer Science Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, Louisiana Cyberinfrastructure Day – Howard University June 22, 2009
  2. 2. What is LONI?  Louisiana Optical Network Initiative  LONI Base  A state-of-the-art fiber optics network that runs throughout Louisiana and connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities  $40M Optical Network, 4x 10 Gb lambdas (10 Gb Ethernet over fiber optics)  $10M Supercomputers installed at 6 sites, centrally maintained by HPC at LSU Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  3. 3. What is LONI?  Cybertools (http://cybertools.loni.org)  Tools on top of LONI base  $12M statewide NSF/EPSCOR Cyberinfrastructure project  LONI Institute (http://institute.loni.org)  Collaborations on top of LONI base and Cybertools  $15M statewide project to recruit computational researchers Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  4. 4. LONI Members  8 LONI member institutions  LSU, ULL, LaTech, Tulane, UNO, Southern, LSUHPC at New Orleans, LSUHPC at Shreveport  19 LONI associate institutions in Louisiana and Mississippi  50 community and technical colleges  1 K-12 public school system  2 LONI partners  Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)  Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  5. 5. LONI Fiber Routes Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  6. 6. LONI Links to NLR Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  7. 7. LONI Supercomputing Grid  12 supercomputers hosted at seven campuses  10 currently online Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  8. 8. LONI Dell Linux x86 clusters  Queen Bee: 50 TeraFlops centerpiece  77th in the Nov 2008 Top 500 list  Hosted at the state's Information Systems Building  668 nodes with 8 Intel Xeons cores @ 2.33 GHz, 8 GB RAM  192 TB storage  Six 5 TeraFlops clusters  Online: Eric(LSU), Oliver(ULL), Louie(Tulane), Poseidon(UNO)  To be installed: Painter(LaTech), Satelite (Southern)  128 nodes with 4 Intel Xeons cores @ 2.33 Ghz, 4 GB RAM  A total of 80 TeraFlops computing power  One of nation's largest grid computing environments Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  9. 9. LONI IBM p575 clusters  Five p575 systems  Bluedawg (LaTech) Ducky (Tulane) Zeke (ULL) Neptune (UNO) LaCumba (Southern)  Hardware info  14 nodes with 8 IBM Power 5 processors @ 1.9 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 146GB HDD, 1 Federation switch, 4 1Gb Ethernet  0.851 TeraFlops theoretical peak each; a total of 4.256 total TeraFlops Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  10. 10. LONI HPC System Usage Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  11. 11. Who uses LONI HPC resources? Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  12. 12. TeraGrid Resource Providers Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  13. 13. Who uses TeraGrid resources?  Louisiana biology researchers are catching up  Louisiana Biology Research Network (LBRN)  http://lbrn.lsu.edu/portal/ Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  14. 14. LONI User Services  Provided by LSU HPC User Services group  User support  Software management and maintenance  Portal development and maintenance (http://portal.loni.org)  User training  Where to seek for help  LONI website: http://www.loni.org  LONI user documentation: http://docs.loni.org  LONI ticket system: syshelp@loni.org  Live help: lsuhpchelp (AIM, GoogleTalk, Yahoo Messenger) Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  15. 15. LONI Institute at Southern University Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  16. 16. Project Highlights  Energy Research Center  Promote alternative energy development  Track power usage – consumption and availability  High Performance Computing Initiative  Couple LONI resources with Cave Automatic Virtual Environment for computational STEM research and applications Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  17. 17. Project Highlights  High performance computational biology and material science lab  Reduced basis MD simulation  Computational secondary and tertiary protein structure prediction  LaSPACE  Mentoring and outreach: undergraduate and graduate research training Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  18. 18. Project Highlights  Autonomous Control Robotics Lab  Equipt with 2 QuadCrawlers, 1 HexCrawler, cameras, sensors, and personal computers  Expose students to current technologies in robotics and sensor networks  Create a synergistic academic and industrial environment Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  19. 19. Centers and Proposed Centers  Center for Energy and Environmental Studies  Center for Coastal Zone Assessment and Remote Sensing (NASA proposal)  Southern University Health Disparities Research Center (NIH proposal) Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  20. 20. College of Sciences Department of Mechanical Engineering Michael Stubblefield, Ph.D. Administrative Co-Principal Investigator Vice Chancellor for Research and Strategic Initiatives Associate Professor Habib Mohamadian, Ph.D. Materials Co-Principal Investigator Dean, College of Engineering Professor Dwayne Jerro, Ph.D. Materials Scientific Investigator Associate Professor Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  21. 21. College of Sciences Department of Biological Sciences Perpetua Muganda, Ph.D. Biology Scientific Investigator Associate Professor Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  22. 22. College of Sciences Department of Computer Science Ebrahim Khosravi, Ph.D. Computer Science Co-Principal Investigator Chair, Professor Rachel Vincent-Finley, Ph.D. LONI Institute Faculty Assistant Professor Shizhong Yang, Ph.D. LONI Institute Computational Scientist Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009
  23. 23. Contact Information Michael Stubblefield, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor Office of Research and Strategic Initiatives Southern University and A&M College Michael_Stubblefield@subr.edu Rachel Vincent-Finley, Ph.D. LONI Institute Faculty Assistant Professor of Computer Science Southern University and A & M College revf@cmps.subr.edu Cyberinfrastructure Day - Howard University June 22, 2009

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