Notre Dame Green Cloud

The Notre Dame Green Cloud was a project actively developed by Dr. Paul Brenner and the CRC staff from 2009 to 2013. The computational grid behind the cloud was located next to the South Bend Greenhouse, a series of conservatories hosted by the Botanical Society of South Bend. The Green Cloud employed grid-heating, a technique used to recycle excess heat produced by the machines towards heating the greenhouse structures.

Previously Available Nodes

The cloud was composed of 52 machines operating 208 cores, available to campus through the Notre Dame Condor Pool.

  • Dec. 4, 2009 - Initial 24 Sun x4100 machines set up and running.
  • Dec. 10, 2009 - Additional 28 Sun V20z machines installed and operating in the Condor pool
  • April 2013 - The Green Cloud project was decommissioned.

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