In Publications

If you use MUGrid resources in the course of your research, please acknowledge our sponsors for providing funding for MUGrid. A sample paragraph for inclusion is,

This research was funded in part by National Science Foundation awards OCI-0923037 "MRI: Acquisition of a Parallel Computing Cluster and Storage for the Marquette University Grid (MUGrid)" and CBET-0521602 "Acquisition of a Linux Cluster to Support College-Wide Research & Teaching Activities."

In Grants

The following description of MUGrid and associated resources may be useful for inclusion in grant proposals:

Marquette University has created a campus grid named MUGrid connecting several computational resources. MUGrid consists of two parallel clusters--Pario a 164-core AMD Opteron cluster with 2 GB/core of RAM and 2 TB of disk space and Pere a 1024-core Intel Nehalem cluster with 3 GB/core of RAM and 50 TB of disk space--and over 500 opportunistic cores distributed across campus. Machines on the grid are connected via predominantly 1Gbit networking to a 10Gbit network backbone. The Condor high-throughput computing system serves as grid middleware. In total, over 10 TFLOPs of computational power are available. MUGrid is managed by an FTE in central IT services and overseen by a Research Computing Task Force consisting of faculty and IT representatives. Marquette University also participates in the TeraGrid Campus Champions program for access to national scale resources.


Circuit Board

Campus Grids

Campus grids link together computing resources at an institution to support research and collaboration. A goal of campus grids is to provide a seamless workflow from data collection to analysis and dissemination of results. The campus grid is an essential component of discovery in the 21st Century. Read the Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery report for more details.