HEMI researchers have access to some of the most high-tech and specialized equipment available in the industry. Below is a sampling of some of the facilities available to our partners and researchers:
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|Maryland Advanced Research Computing Cluster (MARCC)||The major computational resources available are through the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Cluster (MARCC), which is shared by Hopkins and the University of Maryland. MARCC has a range of compute nodes: standard, large memory and GPU. It also features two types of storage: 2 PB Lustre (IEEL) and 15 PB ZFS/Linux. Up to date specs are available at https://www.marcc.jhu.edu/cyberinfrastructure/hardware/. Most of the time at MARCC is allocated by the Deans, but MEDE funds were used to purchase a set of nodes. A corresponding number of CPU hours is available by application to the HEMI Computing Committee. Preference has been given to MEDE projects.|
|Homewood High Performance Cluster (HHPC)||HEMI has a share of the Homewood High Performance Cluster. HEMI users can be added to use this account. This cluster is slated for closure around January 2020.|
|Data Storage||HEMI has 80 TB of storage space available on our dataservers, with an additional 12 TB of back-up storage for data exchange servers and backups. We have specialized software and tools for the archival, curation and search of big data, as well as a variety of data analytics suites. In broad terms, we bring the computational analysis to the data when big data is involved.|
|Visualization servers||The HEMI labs have two Dell quad-core Linux-based desktop servers for visualization of data intensive images. These use NVIDIA graphics cards.|
|Software packages and development||Software packages available in the HEMI lab include: Visit, Uintah, Abaqus, LS-Dyna, Paraview, Atomeye, Gimp, Emacs, LaTeX, Microsoft Visual C++ and associated Visual Studio Tools. We perform software development in a Gitlab environment, teaching students about version control and co-development.|
HEMI possesses multiple other resources:
- Meeting Rooms – HEMI owns three rooms in Malone Hall that can be reserved for special meetings and events.
- MTS Universal Test machine
- High-speed photography equipment – HEMI has access to multiple high-speed cameras that cover a range of framing rates, resolutions, and wavelengths. These include:
- One Specialised Imaging Kirana camera – 924 x 768 x 30 um pixels at 10 bit depth, framing speeds up to 2 million full resolution frames per second, 180 frames per capture, and shutter speeds down to 250 nanoseconds
- One Shimadzu HPV-X2 camera – Can capture images at up to 5 million frames per second, with 400 x 250 x 32 um pixels, 128 frames per capture, and 200 ns exposures.
- One Hadland Ultra-8 framing camera – Can obtain 100 million frames per second, capturing 8 frames with exposure times down to 20 ns, and
- Two Photron SA-5s – Capable of being used for dynamic stereo DIC, with 1 Megapixel resolution at 7,500 frames per second and 256 x 256 pixels at 87,500 frames per second.
- Light source equipment – HEMI has access to a variety of high-intensity light sources for high-speed photography, including a 400 W Specialised Imaging pulsed laser diode (SI-LUX640) of 640 nm wavelength, several high-intensity Photogenix flash lamps, and high-intensity coaxial LED sources.
- Whiting School of Engineering Manufacturing facilities
- Nanoindenter mechanical testing system