University of Minnesota Geology Department
Dr Martin Saar, Assistant Professor
and Gibson Chair of
Hydrogeology & Geofluids, uses the embarrassingly parallel functionality of the cluster and his
modeling needs to speed up this simulation work so that he can get back
eight simulation runs overnight instead of waiting eight days to run
simulations one at a time on a desktop PC.
Martin also is using the centralized storage capability of the cluster to assist in the secure storage of his modeling data which is important because output data is
the main output of his work. The Beowulf cluster lets Martin hand out
simulation tasks to the compute nodes and gather the compute node
results back for compilation into data tables or graphs.