The High Performance Computing facility in Durham Center provides access to petascale systems that support large-scale computing needs for scientific and instructional endeavors at Iowa State University. View a list of systems and equipment.

    Management, Support, & Facilities

The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for the general management of the HPC operation. This includes staff to assist with creating applications, staff access on a case-by-case basis, hosting of all nodes not maintained by a College or Center, coordinating of all utilities, financial administration, etc. The goal is for all to participate so that synergies can be uncovered and resources allocated in the most beneficial way.

Name Role Unit
  Kristen Constant Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Office of the CIO
  Marina Kraeva Manager of High Performance Computing Information Technology Services

    Strategy & Planning

HPC Steering Committee

  • Advises the Vice President for Research on use of institutional matching funds for HPC,
  • Advises the CIO on HPC needs for university data center space,
  • Identifies proposals that require planning for facilities,
  • Connects researchers with similar computing needs,
  • Build HPC Community,
  • Encourages collaborative HPC efforts and proposals,
  • Sets the direction for campus HPC, and
  • Coordinates ISU efforts in the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation.
Name Committee Role Title Unit
Baskar GanapathysubramanianChairProfessorDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Kristen ConstantCo-Sponsor with VPRVice President and Chief Information OfficerOffice of the CIO
James Reecy Representative

Associate Vice President for Research

Office of VPR

Arne Hallam Representative Associate Dean for Research College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Carolyn Lawrence-Dill Representative Associate Dean for Research and Discovery College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Hridesh Rajan Representative Professor and Chair Computer Science
Arun Somani Representative Associate Dean for Research College of Engineering
Monica Lamm Representative Associate Professor Chemical & Biological Engineering
Iddo Friedberg Representative Associate Professor Vet Microbiology & Preventive Medicine
Zhengyuan Zhu Representative Professor Statistics
James Koltes Representative Assistant Professor College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Caroline Westort Representative Associate Professor Landscape Architecture
Marina Kraeva Ex-Officio Manager of High Performance Computing Information Technology Services: Academic Technologies

    HPC Community (HPC Comm)

HPC Comm is an Iowa State University community that promotes dialog focused on high performance computing in research and education. HPC Comm is a university-wide community where ideas and resources can be shared and debate can occur on future technology directions at ISU. HPC Comm is open to all interested ISU faculty and staff.

HPC Comm established a listserve to maintain dialog about, share news, and to publicize events related to high performance computing at Iowa State. Any interested faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to participate.

If you would like to join HPC Comm, subscribe to the HPC Comm email list.

    Systems & Equipment

Check out the complete list of HPC Systems & Equipment.