Neon HPC Cluster Launched

The Neon HPC Cluster will launch to all campus users on January 6th, 2014. Neon is the second University of Iowa campus collaborative cluster and builds on the success of the Helium HPC Cluster that was originally installed in 2010. The 2500 processor core system includes equipment purchased by twenty five different research groups spanning seven colleges. The system arrived on campus in late October, under went early testing and configuration in November, and has been in use by system investors since December 4th.

More information about the Neon system can be found on the following pages:

Account Requests for the system will open on January 6th, 2014. Purchases are open in the Neon system until July 31st, 2014 or until all physical space has been filled.

To celebrate the launch of the Neon cluster the Research Services team is holding an open house at the Information Technology Facility (Oakdale Data Center) on January 8th from 4:00-7:00PM. During this time there will be tours of the Neon system, the data center, and opportunities to talk with the team running the system. If you would like to attend please register here:

If you have questions please contact