The CyberGIS Center provides a cutting edge cyberGIS facility and houses several high performance computers and servers for performing computationally intensive geospatial analysis and problem solving in various research, education, and outreach contexts. These resources are important to a number of application domains such as environmental and geographic sciences, public health and sustainability in which scientific discovery depends on cyberGIS and multi-scale geospatial problem solving. The Center provides access to advanced national and international cyberinfrastructure (e.g., the NSF Blue Waters project, NSF XSEDE, and Open Science Grid) through leading cyberGIS software and tools such as the GISolve Toolkit that serves as essential geospatial middleware across multiple cyberinfrastructure environments.
ROGER (Resourcing Open Geospatial Education and Research), a machine funded through National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant, is a Dell cluster consisting of a total of 108 Intel Xeon E5-2660 processors with a total of 9.2 TB of system memory available for computation. Each Xeon E5 is capable of performing at 192 Gflops, yielding a peak performance of 20.7 Tflops. In addition to the CPUs are 12 NVIDIA Tesla K40M graphics units available for tasks that require graphics processing units (GPUs). Each GPU is capable of performing at up to 5 Tflops, bringing the total cluster-wide performance to ~25.7 Tflops. The cluster is connected by a high-speed network with 40Gb/s switches in the core and 10Gb/s uplinks to each node.
If you would like to get an allocation on ROGER you can apply here.
The CyberGIS Commons, located in Room 269 of the Computing Applications Building, is designed as a unique learning and collaboration space and configured with the state of the art hardware and software resources. This facility provides the campus community with great opportunities to learn cyberGIS applications, capabilities and technologies through education and training modules at both introductory and advanced levels.
Project Summaries and Other Documents
CyberGIS Center members have produced a number of instructional resources about their research and software products, including summary documents, interactive software demonstrations, and videos.
* The material provided in these sections is "as is" and is not intended for commercial use. *
Videos and Demos
We have posted many of our videos on the CIGI Lab's YouTube channel.