The Hampshire College Cluster Computing Facility houses a
high-performance computer cluster called fly.
has a total of 966 processing cores across 50 nodes. This cluster is available to both
faculty and students, and is used primarily for artificial intelligence research and graphics/animation.
More information about fly, including the current status of the
cluster, is available from: http://fly.hampshire.edu/ganglia/.
The Facility resides in Adelle Simmons Hall on the Hampshire
room was custom designed and built for housing computing clusters with
cooling, discrete AC power, and a concrete slab floor.
Funding for the Hampshire College Cluster Computing Facility has been
provided by several sources including Hampshire College support for the
Computational Intelligence, a grant from the National Science
Foundation for Acquisition
of Instrumentation for Research in Genetic Programming, Quantum
Computation, and Distributed Systems, and a grant from the Defense
Advanced Research Project Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory
for the study of Multi-type,
Self-adaptive Genetic Programming for Complex Applications.
The Cluster Computing Facility was formerly known as the Beowulf