After several years of planning, Research Computing (originally known as the HPC Center) first became operational at UF in August 2004 with Phase I of the HPC cluster. Researchers quickly embraced high-performance computing so the cluster has been upgraded and expanded several times since to keep up with changing technology and user demand.
For historical information about the development of UF Research Computing, Annual Reports are available from 2006.
The history of the cluster and its expansions are detailed in the following table.
|Phase||Date||Manufacturer||Mfgr Model||CPU Model||Core Count||Top 500 Score||HPL RMAX||HPL RPEAK|
|I||2004 Q4||Dell||PowerEdge 1750||Intel Xeon 2.8||400||225||1,325 GFlops||2,240 GFlops|
|IIa||2005 Q4||Rackable||C1001||AMD Opteron 275||832||419||3,000 GFlops||3,700 GFlops|
|IIb||2006 Q4||Rackable||C1001||AMD Opteron 275||480||N/A|
|III||2008 Q3||Penguin||Relion R1670SA||Intel Xeon E5462 2.8GHz||896||N/A|
|IV||2011 Q1||Dell||PowerEdge C6105||AMD Opteron 4184 2.8GHz||1536||N/A|
|HiPerGator||2013 Q2||Dell||PowerEdge C6145||AMD Opteron 6378 2.4GHz||16384||493||119,300 GFlops||157,300 GFlops|
|HiPerGator 2.0||2015 Q4||Dell||PowerEdge SOS6320||Intel Xeon E5-2698v3 2.3GHz||29312||113||738,100 GFlops||1,074,000 GFlops|