BRC-Facilitated Computational Resources

This page is a list of computational resources both directly provided and facilitated by Berkeley Research Computing (BRC). It is meant to be a summary and overview of the research computing landscape and is not exhaustive. For more information about any of the resources listed here, please click the linked name of the resource to see how to get in touch with BRC consulting so that we may discuss the system(s) most appropriate for your workflows.

Resources directly provided by BRC:

Name Best Suited For Max. Job Time Storage Options Data Transfer Options Sensitive data*? Cost Webpage
Savio Traditional HPC
Linux workflows Batch job submission
72 hours
(Unlimited for condo users)
10GB Home Directory
Condo Storage
scp & sftp
rclone to Berkeley Box & bDrive
Globus endpoints via dtn.brc.berkeley.edu
P1/P2 Free
(optional purchasing)
Savio webpage
Analytics Environments on Demand
(AEoD)
Interactive work Windows environments
Scalable memory needs (2-64GB of RAM or more)
Variable based on MOU 5GB personal storage
Optional CIFS NAS mounting
bDrive via Google Drive folder sync (recommended)
Berkeley Box via Box Sync or CyberDuck
P1/P2 Free (with MOU) AEoD webpage

Resources facilitated (not directly provided) by BRC:

Name Best Suited For Max. Job Time Storage Options Data Transfer Options Sensitive data*? Cost Webpage
Comet (available thorugh XSEDE and HPC@UC) Rapid access
Test accounts
GPU applications
Traditional HPC
48 hours 5GB Home Directory
SSD Scratch
Parallel Lustre Scratch
XSEDE Storage Allocations for persistent project space
Globus No Free with project application Comet webpage
Bridges (XSEDE resource) Extreme (~TB) memory needs
Web server use
Hadoop/Spark use
GPU applications
Traditional HPC
48 hours 10GB Home Directory
Node-local scratch
Memory-local scratch
Temporary file storage
XSEDE Storage Allocations for persistent project space
Globus No Free with project application Bridges webpage
Jetstream (XSEDE resource) Virtual machines Reproducibility Interactive work N/A XSEDE Storage Allocations for virtual "drives" scp/rsync to/from VMsGlobus Connect Personal to/from VMs No Free with project application Jetstream webpage
XStream (XSEDE resource) GPU applications 48 hours 5GB Home directory Node-local SSD Parallel Lustre filesystem XSEDE Storage Allocations Globus No Free with project application XStream webpage
Stampede (XSEDE resource) GPU applications Visualization Traditional HPC 48 hours 5GB Home directory
1TB temporary file storage
Scratch filesystem
XSEDE Storage Allocations for Long-term tape archival storage
Globus
scp to Ranch for long-term tape archival storage
No Free with project application Stampede webpage
Commercial Cloud Services
(e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS),
Microsoft Azure,
Google Cloud Platform,
Digital Ocean)
Virtual machines
Website hosting
Networking
Cloud Storage
Mobile development
N/A Many services to fit flexible needs Depends on service Depends on service, numerous options Cost Estimators:
AWS
Azure
GCP
Digital Ocean
AWS
Azure
GCP
Digital Ocean

Savio

If you are interested in using the Savio cluster, please see our extensive documentation for more information, including technical specifications. If you have questions about the cluster and how it might fit into your workflow, please email us at brc@berkeley.edu with a brief description of your project, a concise overview of the software and data you're using, and a summary of what stage you are at in your research process.

Analytics Environments on Demand (AEoD)

If you are interested in using AEoD with your Windows software, please email us at brc@berkeley.edu.

XSEDE

If you are interested in using any of the XSEDE resources, please contact us at brc@berkeley.edu so that we can work with you directly to obtain access to the appropriate resource(s).

Commercial Cloud Providers

If you are interested in using a commercial cloud provider, please contact us at brc@berkeley.edu and CC the Cloud Resource Center at cloud-resource-center@lists.berkeley.edu with a brief description of your project, a concise overview of the software and data you're using, and a summary of what stage you are at in your research process. Additionally, you may be interested in attending the Cloud Working Group meetings.

*Sensitive Data: Compliance depends upon the terms of the data use agreement, IRB approval, license, contract or other policy or policies that govern confidentiality of the particular data. Additional data security information for Berkeley sytems can be found here.