For research needs that use high-performance computing for data analysis, GW has implemented Pegasus, a shared high-performance computing cluster.
The High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC), Pegasus, is managed by professional staff in GW IT, with university-sponsored computational staff housed in the Computational Biology Institute, School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), GW School of Public Health (GWSPH), the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) and School of Medicine and Health Science (SMHS). Access to the High Performance Computing cluster is open to the university community.
Pegasus is housed on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in one of GW's two enterprise-class data centers and features the following:
Professional IT management by GW IT, including 24-hour on-premise and remote environment monitoring with hourly staff walkthroughs
Redundant power distribution, including UPS (battery) and generator backup
Cooling systems are provided to the cluster utilizing the facility’s CRAC unit.
Direct network connectivity to GW's robust 100-Gigabit fiber optic network
Pegasus compute capacity features a topal of 8,112 CPU cores, 76,800 NVIDIA Tensor Cores and 614,400 CUDA cores in these compute node configurations:
The Pegasus cluster has both a primary storage system and a high-speed scratch storage system connected to the Infiniband network fabric. Both are accessible throughout the entire cluster, and remote file transfer services are provided through dedicated login nodes. Additional specifications include:
UCS Stack is a high performance virtual environment that provides virtual machines with direct access to a 100GB network infrastructure. It is integrated with the high performance high capacity cluster, Pegasus, located on the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC).
View Pegasus user documentation on our webpage.
Please acknowledge in your publications the role GW IT Research Technology Services (RTS) facilities played in your research.
If you have published a paper or given a presentation that acknowledges GW’s High Performance Computing Cluster (Pegasus or Colonial One), please acknowledge the use with the language below.
Please email RTSHelp with the paper title, journal, poster, Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or conference where a presentation was given. These citations help Research Technology Services (RTS) demonstrate the importance of its role in the support of research within the GW community, helping to assure the continued availability of these valuable resources. We appreciate your conscientiousness in this matter.
“We gratefully acknowledge the computing resources provided on the High Performance Computing Cluster operated by Research Technology Services at the George Washington University.”
“This work was completed in part with resources provided by the High Performance Computing Cluster at The George Washington University, Information Technology, Research Technology Services.”
“The authors acknowledge the use of the High Performance Computing Cluster and the advanced support from the Research Technology Services at The George Washington University, to carry out the research presented here.”
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