High-Performance Computing Facilities

The Center for Scientific Computation provides the main resource for scientific computing collaboration at Southern Methodist University. Members of the CSC have access to the large-scale SMU computing clusters.

Information on obtaining a user account on SMU’s high-performance computing resources can be found here.


  • 1084 with 24 GB of RAM
  • 20 with 192 GB of RAM
  • 1.2 PB high performance parallel Lustre file system
  • All nodes have 8-core Intel® Xeon® CPU X5560 @ 2.80GHz 107 processors
  • All nodes are connected by a 20Gbps DDR InfiniBand connection to the core backbone InfiniBand network
  • Scientific Linux 6 (64 bit) operating system
  • SLURM resource scheduler