HPC at Marquette

To promote research and scholarship, the university has made high performance computing (HPC) support part of its information technology offerings. Faculty and students at Marquette are eligible to use Marquette's HPC infrastructure for their courses or research projects without cost.

Raj — Marquette's High Performance Computing Cluster

Brought online in April 2021, Raj is Marquette's centrally managed HPC cluster. It was purchased through funding from Marquette University, as well as a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation to replace Marquette's previous HPC Cluster, Pére. Faculty, students and collaborators seeking an account on Raj should visit the Get Access to Raj page for instructions on how to submit an HPC Account Request Form.

Raj is built with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) servers using the AMD Rome line of EPYC processors as well as NVIDIA Tesla v100 GPUs. It has a total of 7,808 compute cores and 48 GPUs including three nodes built for training and running programs related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. See the System Overview page for a detailed description of Raj's specifications.

Research Computing Services Team

In addition to its centrally managed HPC resource, Marquette also has a team of staff dedicated to assisting faculty and students with their research computing needs. Nested within the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department, the members of the Research Computing Services (RCS) team provides system administration services for Raj and handle account requests. They also provide assistance to faculty and students with best practices for utilizing Raj as well as troubleshooting any issues while running jobs on Raj. Meet the members of ITS-RCS team.