Research Data Center at Idaho State University
Idaho State University’s Research Data Center (RDC) is a university-wide facility dedicated to supporting and enhancing the research capabilities of ISU faculty, staff, and students through a centralized hyper-converged infrastructure of virtual machines (VM). These capabilities are available to ISU’s research community through the university’s network. This facility has 10/40 Gbps intra-RDC network connectivity, a dedicated data transfer node, and substantial compute capabilities with over ½ TB of RAM.
High Performance Cluster Server Resources
The RDC houses three high performance computing servers which includes Thorshammer, Minerve and the newest one Ragnarok.
- 128 total Cores
- 288 Cores with HT enabled
The newest server donated to ISU by the Idaho National Laboratory.
Virtual Machine (VM) Server Resources
The RDC has substantial computing resources to support your research needs.
Three server blades each with 2.1 GHz processors and 256 GB of RAM share a 82.9 TB storage array with 10/40 Gbps intra-RDC network connectivity.
These resources are shared to create virtual machines (VMs) for ISU’s research community. A standard or basic VM includes:
- 2 processing cores
- 2 GB RAM
- 50 GB disk storage
- Current support versions of operating systems and anti-virus software
o Operating systems include Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, or Linux
Requests for larger VMs can be submitted as part of the Research Data Center Virtual Machine Resource User Agreement linked below.
The following documents are available for users interested in utilizing the RDC's resources.
Research Data Center Existing Server User Agreement
The following Power Point presentation gives general info on using the RDC and its resources as well as additional contact information.
How to access and use the RDC
The following video gives information on how to use Globus for data transfer.
Using Globus at Idaho State University
The following documents are draft grant applications. They can be used as a reference or modified by RDC users who are applying for grants that will utilize RDC resources.