Andes and Polaris

Andes

Andes is a shared memory computer (SMP) with 60 physical cores (120 logical cores with HyperThreading turned on), 64-bit Intel processors, and 512 GB of memory.  It runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is mostly used to run statistical packages and scientific applications which need large amounts of memory and scratch space.  5 TB of fast scratch space is available.  Authentication uses RStor usernames and passwords, and home directories are in RStor (changing to DartFS and NetID authentication). Accounts are available to all faculty, staff, and graduate students, and sponsored accounts upon request.  Access is by SSH (remote login).

  • Requests to install additional application software are welcome and should be directed to Research.Computing@dartmouth.edu
  • Request account
  • More about logging in to the Andes and Polaris Environments on the ITC’s Knowledge Base

Polaris

Polaris is a shared memory computer (SMP) with 40 cores, 64-bit Intel processors, and 1 Terabyte of memory, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. It is used to run computationally intensive programs such as Mathematica and statistical applications, or programs that require a lot of shared memory. It has 5 TB of local scratch space available.  Authentication uses RStor usernames and passwords, and home directories are in RStor (changing to DartFS and NetID authentication). Accounts are available to all faculty, staff, and students, and sponsored accounts upon request. Access is by SSH (remote login).

  • Requests to install additional application software are welcome and should be directed to Research.Computing@dartmouth.edu
  • Request account
  • More about logging in to the Andes and Polaris Environments on the ITC’s Knowledge Base