07/25/2012 Installation of the New HPC Cluster is almost complete

The Ares and Hades Cluster are almost complete, in the process of configuring the new 10G backbone

09/23/2011 TSU-HPCC awarded $220,000 by the National Science Foundation

The High Performance Computing Center at Texas Southern University has been awarded a grant of $220,000 by the National Science Foundation for expanding its research capabilities. The funding secured will allow a doubling of the present computational resources, lifting TSU to a competitive position in term of capabilities, similar to ones offered by Rice University and surpassing University of Houston's.

Directed by Dr. Tymczak (Physics), and co-directed by Dr. Vrinceanu (Physics) and Dr. Khan (Computer Science); the High Performance Computing Center's goal is to enhance learning and improve student achievement at Texas Southern University by integrating state-of-art technology into the classroom. Computational Sciences and High Performance Computing are rapidly becoming more and more relevant in many industries, and therefore TSU students have a chance to get first hand training in modern computational techniques, giving them a strategic advantage in the labor market. Our resources have been supporting a growing community of researchers who apply the intensive computational techniques to solve complex problems in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology and Engineering. Our vision is that Texas Southern University becomes a regional leader in promoting a mobile learning environment, outside the traditional classroom, by integrating new innovative technology and advanced computational concepts.

12/07/2009 Upgrade of the TSU-HPC Centers Dell Cluster


Texas Southern University High Performance Super Computer Facility has just received a Title III grant to upgrade its existing facilities. This grant will allow for the expansion of our existing computational workhorse, Ares ( , from 48 cores to 128 cores. Additionally, the TSU-HPC Center will be creating a new cluster that will be using the new 10G Ethernet protocol, which is a factor of 10 times faster then the standard. Hades ( is eight R410 dell servers, duel board quad core at 2.33 GHz HT and 12 GigaByes memory each, a total of 128 virtual cores. 


01/27/2009 Physics Department Purchases New SuperComputer

The new parallel supercomputerThe Physics Department of Texas Southern University has purchased a new parallel supercomputer. The cluster is composed of five Dell 1950, dual board quad core, 2.0 Ghz, 8 GB of memory,  as compute nodes. A Dell 2950, dual board quad core, 2.0 Ghz, 8 GB memory, 1.5 TB disk, as the head node (total of 48 cores). The top combined processing speed of this system will be 250+ GFlops, roughly 50 time faster then a typical desktop. This machine will be used for research in quantum chemistry, nanotechnology simulation, biostatistics and computational biology, mathematics, computational finance and drug design and discovery. This resource will be made available to all Texas Southern University researcher.


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08/17/2007 Internet2 connection between TSU and UH to be installed.


Through funding from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the TSU physics department will be installing an Internet-2 connection between it and the University of Houston. One of the objectives of this interaction will be to support both distance learning/continuing education opportunities in Nuclear Environmental Protection, with future goals of developing a virtual nuclear education facility impacting all academic institutions in the greater Houston area.

02/14/2007 A new SGI Origin2000 parallel supercomputer is acquired by the TSU physics department from University of Illinois Chemistry Department

SGI Origin 2000

A Silicon Graphics Origin 2000 parallel supercomputer has been aquired by to the Texas Southern department of physics from department of chemistry of the University of Illinois. This parallel supercomputer is one of the first ever shared memery computer clusters ever conceived. It has a total of 128 nodes, each node consisting of the MIPS R12000 400 MHz proces

sor. The total amount of shared memory is 64 MBytes.

The TSU Physics department is in the process of configuring the this system to be used for parallel computations of computational physics problems.


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