MUSE lab

The MUSE students and faculty conduct research using various computational facilities within CAEE and the University of Texas. These include:

a) Two computational laboratories within the Ernest Cockrell Junior (ECJ) building -- the MUSE lab (ECJ 4.602), and, the MUSE too lab (ECJ 3.301), occupying, approximately, 1200 square feet. The two laboratories are equipped with several high-end workstations, including multi-processor and multi-core computers, most running Linux and Windows-based operating systems.

b) For research demanding supercomputing resources, students and their faculty advisors have access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s (TACC) supercomputers, which include Ranger, currently the largest open-science computing system in the world, featuring 62,976 computing nodes, a 123TB of aggregate memory, and peak performance of about 0.5 Petaflops.

The TACC also provides access to other massively parallel systems and visualization clusters. Access to computational resources is facilitated through the network infrastructure that comprises both wired and wireless segments; the wireless network covers most of the University’s main campus.

For projects where the synergy of physical experiments and computational modeling is necessary, MUSE students and faculty have access to experimental facilities that include, for example, the NEES@UTexas facilities.