The Department of Statistics maintains its own small-scale hybrid high performance computing (HPC) and high-throughput computing (HTC) cluster to enable students, faculty and staff access to a highly tailored computation environment that suits growing needs for teaching and learning as well as research. This cluster uses the widely adopted Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management (SLURM) as its job scheduler.
Unique to UW-Madison’s Department of Statistics HPC/HTC cluster is the offering of pre-built software and environments for immediate use in the classroom and for most basic job submission types used in the field of statistics.
To provide an easy-to-use HPC/HTC facilitated service and infrastructure that meets the ever changing needs of the teaching and learning community in Statistics. Achieving modern research goals using big data and conveying cluster computing skills to learners, including a growing undergraduate program, are the highest priority tasks. Providing the tools, resources and consulting to support this mission will continue to evolve as the field of Statistics grows.