EAS Cloud

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) hosts a general-purpose virtual Cloud (hereafter known
as “EAS Cloud”), which plays a vital role in supporting the vision and mission of the college. It is utilized for
instruction, lab, and non-profit research initiatives. Students and faculty are empowered to experiment, build,
model, and simulate networks, platforms, applications, and services to help analyze, solve, and understand
the complex spectrum of engineering and applied sciences topics.

From systems administration and security to modeling and simulation, the EAS Cloud hosts a variety of
instruction and research applications.

Getting Started

In the Cloud

System Configuration
EAS Cloud is a collection HP, Dell, and Oracle (SUN) servers and storage platforms. It utilizes both 10 GbE and 1 GbE network connections, and includes storage of Fiber Channel, iSCSI, and NFS. VMware vSphere 5 is the hypervisor of choice and provides users with a web portal to build and manage virtual machines, operating systems, networks, and applications.

Current specifications:
Three Clusters: (collectively = 244 CPU cores, 600 GHz CPU resources, 1.9 TB memory, 65 TB disk storage)
  • Instruction + CLaaS (7 x Dell 12-core physical hosts)
    • Processor cores: 108
    • CPU resources: 255 GHz
    • Memory: 704 GB
    • Storage connected: 55 TB
  • Research Development (8 x HP 8-core physical hosts)
    • Processor cores: 64
    • CPU resources: 153 GHz
    • Memory: 512 GB
    • Storage connected: 55TB
  • Research Simulations (6 x HP 12-core physical hosts)
    • Processor cores: 72
    • CPU resources: 191 GHz
    • Memory: 768 GB
    • Storage connected: 65TB