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Welcome to the Duke Compute Cluster(DCC) user documentation site. You'll find overviews, documentation, FAQs, and tips on the Duke Compute Cluster on these pages.

The Duke Compute Cluster is a general purpose high performance/high-throughput installation, and it is fitted with software used for a broad array of scientific projects. With a few notable exceptions, applications on the cluster are generally Free and Open Source Software.

Quick facts:

  • 1300 nodes which combined have more than 30,000 vCPUs, 750 GPUs and 200TB of RAM
  • Interconnects are 10 Gbps or 40 Gbps
  • Utilizes a 7 Petabyte Isilon file system
  • Runs CentOS 8 Stream and SLURM is the job scheduler

The DCC is managed and supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Research Computing.