How to request access to currently deployed DL resources

We expect the majority of the instrument hardware to become available in late 2018 - early 2019. In the meantime, users can request access to the following resources:

  • Nano cluster — an 8-node Intel Xeon cluster with NVIDIA P100, V100, and M40 GPUs. hardware details and current cluster status, see this wiki page. TensorFlow and Caffe DL frameworks are installed on this system. To request access please fill out this form.
  • IBM POWER8 server with NVIDIA P100 GPUs. For hardware details and current system status, see this wiki page. IBM PowerAI is deployed on this system. To request access please fill out this form.
  • IBM POWER9 server with NVIDIA V100 GPUs. For hardware details and current system status, see this wiki page. This system is currently used for internal benchmarking and evaluation. Access can be provided on a case-by-case basis, email Vlad Kindratenko.

Access requirements

  1. You must provide a short description of the project (1 paragraph) and answer a few questions about the intended use of the system. If the description is unclear to us, we will contact you for more information.
  2. You agree to provide a short written report about your experiences with the system, both positive and negative, as well as titles and reference information (e.g., BibTeX entry) for any papers that you create that make use of these systems.
  3. You agree to acknowledge the resource with the credit statement listed below.
  4. You understand and agree that the provided hardware and software is experimental and not of production quality. While we will work with the users to minimize the distraction and accommodate their needs to the best of our abilities, we do not guarantee system or software availability, data integrity, or any quality of services (e.g., we may reboot the system in the middle of your job, install new hardware and software that will make all of your prior work unusable, delete your files, etc.). Obviously, we will make every effort to warn the users about such actions, but we cannot guarantee this.

Acknowledge use of these systems

Please include this credit statement with any publication you produce:

This work utilizes resources supported by the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation program, grant #1725729, as well as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.