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HPC systems available to individuals with a licensed product

Through Lumerical's Nanophotonic Design Ecosystem (NDE) initiative, high-performance computing systems are available to individuals with a licensed product at little, or no, additional cost.  Researchers in the following countries may already have free access to FDTD Solutions Engines licenses on a such a system:

Australia
Canada
France
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States
Global - Amazon EC2 Compatability


North America

CANADA

NNIN/C HPC

SharcNET
System:
FDTD Solutions is installed on a number of clusters within the SharcNET system, with some as large as 3,072 cores and with others employing Quadrics, Myrinet and Infiniband interconnects
Location:
London, Ontario
User Access:
Academic faculty members at Canadian institutions; non-Canadian faculty may be approved by the Scientific Director
Access Fee:
None
Getting Access: See here for more information

WestGrid
System: 3,072 core HP blade-based cluster composed of 3.0GHz Intel Xeon E5450 quad-core processors with Infiniband interconnects
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
User Access: Academics research across Canada; other non-profit researchers sponsored by a faculty member at a Canadian university that is registered with the CCDB may be able to obtain access as well.
Access Fee: None
Getting Access: http://www.westgrid.ca/support/accounts/applying_for_an_account
UNITED STATES

NNIN/C HPC

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation Project (NNIN/C) at Harvard University
System:
2x28 dual-processor, dual-core AMD 2.0GHZ, 4GB RAM, 64-bit Opteron blades, for a total of 224 cores. Half of them are also equipped with Infiniband interconnects.
Location: Harvard University, Boston, MA
User Access: Academic researchers across the United States. Other users may also be able to gain access.
Access Fee: None
Getting Access: http://apps.cns.fas.harvard.edu/apps/NNIN_users/

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation Project (NNIN/C) at Stanford University
System: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation Project (NNIN/C) at Stanford University
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
User Access: Academic researchers across the United States. Other users may also be able to gain access.
Access Fee: None
Getting Access: http://www.stanford.edu/group/nnin-computing/
Contact: Zhiyong Zhang This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Europe

FRANCE
Asia Pacific HPC Mésocentre of Franche-Comté
System: 916 core cluster composed of 2.6GHz Intel Xeon X5550 quad-core processors with Infiniband interconnects, 12 to 96GB RAM per node
Location: Besançon, France
User Access: Academic and non-academic researchers located in the Franche-Comté region, France
Access Fee: None for academics
Getting Access: meso.univ-fcomte.fr
UNITED KINGDOM
Taiwan HPC ScotGrid
System:
High-throughput cluster composed of 140 dual-core Opteron servers, and 170 quad-core Xeon servers for a total of 1,920 cores connected with 1GB/s ethernet
Location:
Glasgow, Scotland
User Access:
Academic, non-profit, and commercial users who have a valid certificate and belong to a VO
Access Fee:
None
Getting Access:
If in the UK > GridPP Tier 2

Asia-Pacific

AUSTRALIA
Asia Pacific HPC ANUSF
System: 11,936 cores based on Intel Xeon EMT 64 (Nehalem series) quad core processors (2.93 GHz) with 36 TBytes of memory and Infiniband interconnects
Location: Canberra
User Access: Academics. Non-Academic researchers can negotiate usage by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Access Fee: Academic usage is free, however there is a usage fee for non-academics
Getting Access: http://nf.nci.org.au/accounts/
TAIWAN
Taiwan HPC

NCHC
System: ALPS — Acer AR585 F1 Cluster
NCHC High-performance Computing
Location: Taiwan
User Access: Academics.Academics. Non-Commercial Organization
Access Fee: Usage fee (Service Units)
Getting Access: NCHC Facilities & Services

 


 

Lumerical - EC2 Compatibility

Overview

With Amazon EC2, users can access Lumerical products via the Amazon EC2 on-demand high-performance cloud computing system. Compatibility of Lumerical’s products with EC2 provides professionals with quickly accessible, cost-effective and scalable computing infrastructure to perform ever-larger volumes of simulations to design and optimize next-generation optoelectronic components, circuits and systems.

 

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"Deploying Lumerical’s FDTD Solutions on the cloud is ideal for HGST. Amazon’s AWS HPC services provide HGST’s Research and Development teams with the high performance analytical tools and the appropriate compute resources to tackle complex design problems and deliver new, innovative storage solutions to HGST’s customers and the market faster."

David Hinz
Global Director, IS&T HPC and Cloud Computing Solutions

 
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