One of the hallmarks of a thriving research university is a robust ecosystem for high
performance computing. We are committed to providing resources for this technology.
Richard Muma, President
BeoShock High Performance Computing
Welcome to BeoShock HPC! We are a collaborative effort between the Office of Research and Information Technology Services, with connections to KanREN and the Great Plains Network. Our primary mission is to provide high-performance computing resources to students,
helping them to be successful and develop transferable skills that will help them
in industry and fundamental research.
At Wichita State University, we understand that researchers, instructors, and staff
often have compute-intensive jobs to process. That's where our research computing
cluster comes in. Named "BeoShock" after "Beowulf" cluster and Shockers, our computing
cluster boasts four GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) and 720 CPU (Central Processing
Unit) "cores." To put this in perspective, most end-user computing devices only have
one CPU, which usually has between one and eight total "cores."
The BeoShock cluster is available to all WSU constituents, as well as to those outside
of WSU who are KBOR constituents. Our HPC resources are here to help you process your
data-intensive jobs more efficiently, so you can focus on the important research that
drives innovation and discovery.
We're proud to offer state-of-the-art computing resources to our community, and we're
excited to see the incredible work that will be accomplished with the help of the
BeoShock HPC cluster. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about
how we can assist with your research, please don't hesitate to contact us.