High-Performance Computing

Overview of Services

Pronghorn is the University's flagship High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster. The GPU-accelerated system is designed, built and maintained by the Office of Information Technology's HPC Team. Pronghorn and the HPC Team supports general research across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Pronghorn is composed of CPU, GPU, Visualization, and Storage subsystems interconnected by a 100Gb/s non-blocking Intel Omni-Path fabric. The CPU partition features 108 nodes, 3,456 CPU cores, and 24.8TiB of memory. The GPU partition features 44 NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs, 352 CPU cores, and 2.75TiB of memory. The Visualization partition is composed of three NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs, 48 CPU cores, and 1.1TiB of memory. The storage system uses the IBM SpectrumScale file system to provide 2PiB of high-performance storage. The computational and storage capabilities of Pronghorn will regularly expand to meet NSHE computing demands.

Pronghorn is collocated at the Switch Citadel Campus located 25 miles East of the University of Nevada, Reno. Switch is the definitive leader of sustainable data center design and operation. The Switch Citadel is rated Tier 5 Platinum, and will be the largest, most advanced data center campus on the planet.

Pronghorn is available to all University of Nevada, Reno faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates. Priority access to the system is available for purchase.


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

1664 North Virginia Street
Mail Stop 0291
Reno, Nevada, 89557

Links and Resources

  1. https://www.unr.edu/cyberinfrastructure/high-performance-computing


Name Role Phone Email Location
High-Performance Computing