John Jay Computational Cluster



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The Cluster Computing Project has built two computer clusters: a computational cluster for large-scale computation and parallel programming, and a second cluster for database work.

The John Jay Computational Cluster is a Beowulf Cluster that consists of 12 dual processors Pentium IV and XEON computers. The Computational Cluster is used for demonstrations, laboratory exercises and research in parallel, distributed and high performance computing. The computational cluster is pictured below along with some of the CIPA players. The photo to the left of the screen shows the XEON nodes that were added recently. The Computational Cluster is under the direction of Prof. Douglas Salane.

The second cluster is the Database Cluster. It currently consists of three machines on a high- speed network. These machine house SQL and Oracle database systems. Besides serving as an enterprise level database for course work, the Database Cluster is used for experiments in data mining in heterogeneous systems and the study of fault tolerance and high availability in database systems. The Database Cluster work is under the direction of Prof. Peter Shenkin.



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Current Computational Cluster
The PI and CIPA Students
Prof. Shenkin, Prof. Samuel and Students