Windows Compute Servers

List of Servers

Name Hardware
win-compute-01 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-02 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-03 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-04 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-05 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-06 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-07 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-08 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-09 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-10 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2640 V4 Ten core (2.40GHz, 20 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-11 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3 Twelve core (2.5GHz, 24 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-12 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3 Twelve core (2.5GHz, 24 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-13 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3 Twelve core (2.5GHz, 24 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-14 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3 Twelve core (2.5GHz, 24 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-15 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 V3 Twelve core (2.5GHz, 24 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-16 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-17 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-18 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-19 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-20 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-21 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-22 Dual AMD EPYC 7451 Twenty Four core (2.3GHz, 48 cores total) with 256GB RAM
win-compute-23 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 Fourteen core (2.6GHz, 28 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-24 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 Fourteen core (2.6GHz, 28 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-25 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 Fourteen core (2.6GHz, 28 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-26 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 Fourteen core (2.6GHz, 28 cores total) with 128GB RAM
win-compute-27 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 Fourteen core (2.6GHz, 28 cores total) with 128GB RAM

Access

In order to preserve the best computing environment, you will need to request access to these servers. Review the policies below on the compute servers before requesting access.

Contact ETS  to request access via our Freshservice help site. Please include as much detail regarding your need for the server as possible. (All current Engineering students will be given access.)

Software

These servers currently have access to the following software:

  • ANSYS
  • MATLAB
  • Common productivity software such as Microsoft Office.

The software list changes frequently, and ETS can update software as needed. Please contact ETS with software requests, and be sure you clarify which server you are using.

Windows Compute Servers Access Policies and Guidlines

Most of the compute servers are available for short to medium term jobs (3 months or less). One access period will be granted in an academic year (from August to August). While short term extensions may be granted on a case by case basis, the compute servers are NOT intended as a long term/permanent solution for research groups.

 

Access periods are outlined below.

About

Windows Compute Servers are funded solely through Engineering Charge for Technology (CFT) fees and, therefore, are available only to enrolled Engineering students

  • Servers are intended for Windows based computing tasks that are not easily accomplished on a typical desktop computer.

  • The compute servers are a shared resource, and exclusive access to any given server is not granted, excluding senior design teams using servers reserved for that purpose.

  • Access to more than one server is NOT allowed due to scarcity of resources.

  • Data stored on the compute servers is NOT backed up. End users are responsible for making sure their data is copied to viable long- term storage (U: or T: or other such external storage). In addition, user profiles are NOT saved after access to the servers has been terminated.

  • The amount of local storage (i.e. C: drive) is limited. Users are STRONGLY encouraged to copy their results to outside storage on a regular basis. A few servers may have secondary storage (i.e. D: drive). Secondary drives are free for us, but like the C: drive, data on such drives is NOT backed up or retained.

  • While reasonable efforts will be made to keep the servers online and available, periodic reboots due to Windows technical limits are sometimes required. Users will be notified via email and popup messages when this happens. As a guideline, expect the servers to be rebooted roughly once a month.

  • Not all engineering software is available on the servers due to licensing restrictions imposed by the software vendor and technical limitations (some programs conflicting with other programs).

  • Email notifications for reboots and other events will be sent to the user’s eID@rams.colostate.edu or eID@colostate.edu account. Please make sure to check your eID account (or have it forwarded to an email account that is checked regularly).

  • Senior design teams needing access for the academic year may be granted access to servers reserved for this purpose subject to resource availability.

Computer Server Access Periods

Small Servers
  • For the smaller servers (under 24 cores), 6 months is the access window. For users that will be making changes to their simulation, or running many small simulations, this is the best option.

Medium Servers
  • For the medium level servers (24-32 cores), 3 months is the access window. These servers are intended for an average workload.

Large Servers
  • For the largest servers (more than 32 cores), 1 month is the access window. These servers are intended for extremely large jobs with an urgent dead line. Due to the demand for these servers, extensions are rarely granted