The UF Experimental Facility is co-located with UF Research Computing, which houses the High Performance Computing Center (HPC) and long-term replicated storage. All hardware is connected via a 10 Gbps Science DMZ network architecture, which is a dedicated high-volume data transfer network exclusively operated to support experimental and computational research. Data archival is fully automated. The data acquisition systems (e.g., PXI units) save data to local storage that regularly backs up the data to long-term replicated at both the UF HPC and DesignSafe at Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
The specifications of UF's HiPerGator supercompeter at the HPC include 16,284 CPUs, 2.88 Petabytes of shared disk space, and a Mellanox FDR 56 Gbps INFINIBAND compute interconnect. The Linux-based system operates on the similar platform as the TACC Stampede supercomputer and supports a wide variety of software libraries and compiler suites (Intel and GNU). Users may run real-time scripts (in Matlab, Python, etc.) to process data on the fly, thus eliminating waiting time to review processed experimental results and make changes to the experimental setup.
To be updated as information becomes available.
The UF EF adheres to the DesignSafe Data Management Plan.