Specialized Hardware

Specialized Hardware

What is Specialized Hardware?

Our current specialized hardware offerings include:

  • K40 GPU nodes on Mesabi
  • The Saturn 1 FPGA server
What Can I Do with Specialized Hardware?

K40 GPU nodes are used for production run of GPU enable sofware applications. Saturn 1 FPGA server is experimental hardware currently being used to explore applications that can utilize reconfigurable FPGA hardware. 

How Do I Access Specialized Hardware?

K40 GPU nodes are accessible though the k40 queue on the Mesabi compute system. 

The Saturn 1 FPGA server is in Alpha testing and currently not accessible by general users. If you would like access to the Saturn 1 FPGA server send an email to help@msi.umn.edu requesting access and a MSI consultant will get back to you. 

Saturn 1 server for experimenting with the SRC Computers reconfigurable FPGA cartridge.

K40 queue on Mesabi for GPU-enabled software applications

MSI is building a local research compute cloud env