Swarthmore has received a startup allocation of time on the TeraGrid supercomputing network . We can provide faculty and students time on a variety of machines for education and research purposes (for free!).
From TeraGrid’s website:
Using high-performance network connections, the TeraGrid integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and high-end experimental facilities around the country. Currently, TeraGrid resources include more than a petaflop of computing capability and more than 30 petabytes of online and archival data storage, with rapid access and retrieval over high-performance networks. Researchers can also access more than 100 discipline-specific databases. With this combination of resources, the TeraGrid is the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research.
In addition to providing a platform for running custom code, a wide variety of commercial and open-source programs are available, including MATLAB, Ansys, Gaussian, IDL, Octave, and R.
If you are interested in utilizing high performance computing resources, please contact Andrew Ruether (aruethe2) to discuss the resources available.