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The Core Site

We started planning the creation of TxGRID core site in 2004. We are happy to announce that Lee College has accepted this challenging role. Our special thanks to Bill Oaks and Chuck Ganze, and their staff for all their hard work in making it all happen.


Dr. David Garrison with David Webb and Bradley Hamilton from the Univeristy of Houston Clear Lake inspect their new cluster prior to shipment.
David Garrison, Ph.D., Faculty Chair and Assistant Professor of Physics (center) with David Web, and Bradley Hamilton nspecting a 48 node cluster donation made to University of Houston - Clear Lake.



Tomball College Computer Society's Beowulf cluster.

Mr. Calvin Rennels, then Director of the Regional Cisco Academy at Tomball College inspecting the building of Tomball College's HPC cluster Summer 2005. Mr. Rennels left Tomball College shortly after this picture was taken to take the helm of TxGRID.

The Status of TxGRID

The grid boss node is being installed and configured. We are also working on "Obelisk" and "Rebel" clusters which will offer a combined ~140 processors and a combined 5+TB locally. Host and user certificates start getting issued the first part of October.


Congratulations to Texas State Technical College - Waco for coming to pick up their second round of domations with an entire crew. And they worked so hard!! The TSTC Crew loading truck
The TSTC Crew loading truck

The TSTC Crew



Dr. Sarhan Musa, Ph.D., Professor Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University with Mr. Rennels at our core site receiving PVAMU's donation.

Donations

TxGRID is a non-profit Texas Coporation. We are always seeking equipment donations for our member institutions. 100% of your donation goes to our members. Educational institutions wishing to join TxGRID are invited to contact us at donations (at) txgrid.org.


Our first test cluster at Cy-Fair College (fall 2004) was a resounding success and we look forward to an even brighter parnership. It became operational early Spring 2005, decommissioned and redonated November 2005. Mr. Lo and his students are now building their next generation cluster with emphasis on high performance computing and storage in the HPC environment.


TxGRID member building Cy-Fair's first cluster as Joshua Lo, CE Director at Cy-Fair College looks on (above); The original cluster as it was being built (below).




Mr. Patrick Brown, Barbara Jordan High School for Careers with his students. (bottom)

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