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CSDMS High Performance Computing Cluster

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The CSDMS HPC cluster provides CSDMS members with a state-of-the-art computing cluster. Although the CSDMS HPCC is available free-of-charge to the CSDMS community, we require users submit a short application that outlines how they will use the cluster.


CSDMS purchased its own compute nodes, or condos that operate as part of a cluster named Blanca. One condo contains the following specifications:

  • 2x 14-core 2.4 GHz Intel “Broadwell” processors
  • 128 GB RAM at 2400 MHz
  • 1x 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive
  • 10 gigabit/s Ethernet

As of 02/26/2021, CSDMS owns 2 condos and has the intention to expend this with at least another 2 nodes for the 2018 academic year.


The CSDMS HPCC is managed by the Research Computing group at the University of Colorado. As such, they provide support with installing custom or third-party software. Software requests should be sent to Research Computing.

Attribution and Reporting of Results

When reporting results which were obtained on the CSDMS cluster, we request that the following language be used as an acknowledgement:

"We acknowledge computing time on the CU-CSDMS High-Performance Computing Cluster."

Also, please notify us of any tech reports, conference papers, journal articles, theses, or dissertations which contain results which were obtained on beach. Your assistance will help to ensure that our online bibliography of results is as complete as possible. Citations should be sent to us.