On XSEDE, what is Lonestar (TACC)?
On the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
(XSEDE), Lonestar (
is the Dell PowerEdge Linux cluster at the Texas Advanced
Computing Center (TACC), at
the University of Texas at Austin.
Lonestar is intended primarily for parallel applications scalable to thousands of cores. Normal batch queues enable users to run simulations up to 24 hours. Jobs requiring run times and more cores than allowed by the normal queues can be run in a special queue with approval of TACC staff.
For visualization and general-purpose GPU (GPGPU) programming, Lonestar also provides eight nodes, each with two NVIDIA M2070 GPUs.
For system specifications and user documentation, see TACC Lonestar User Guide.
For more about XSEDE compute, advanced visualization, storage, and special purpose systems, see the Resources Overview, Systems Monitor, and User Guides. For scheduled maintenance windows, outages, and other announcements related to XSEDE digital services, see User News.
This document was developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grant OCI-1053575. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.
Last modified on October 26, 2012.