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Cornell's Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (ICSE) is an umbrella organization to catalyze and coordinate research, especially interdisciplinary activities, and educational initiatives in computational science and engineering. 

ICSE manages private clusters and a shared cluster of machines. Our system management services are available to all Cornell faculty and provide dedicated equipment that offers a common Linux platform to make data- and algorithm- sharing as facile as possible.

ICSE manages over 1200 cores of Intel Xeon processors, including faculty-owned clusters. Over 135 TB of disk storage is provided for file users. File security is provided by remote back-up facilities. 

The ICSE cluster is housed in purpose-built space, renovated in 2010, to provide ample HVAC cooling capacity and electrical power, capable of handling thousands of additional cores. 10-gigabit Ethernet on all the servers provides extremely fast network I/O, particularly useful in I/O- intensive applications such as digital image processing. The existing GPUs will be expanded in the near future to offer the speed increases synonymous with these graphical units. ICSE equipment is managed by a high-performance computing expert with over 25 years of IT expertise in industry and academia.

For more information, contact ICSE's Director via email: