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About BGSC

Technology as high performing as you are

Our students wanted more in-depth studies of various disciplines using models, simulations, and data analysis, so they proposed funding for a high-performance supercomputing cluster with graphical processing units (GPUs). With that funding in 2012, UW-Eau Claire established the first campus-wide cluster Blugold High-performance Computing Cluster consisting of one head node, two graphics processing units or GPU computing nodes, and eight central processing unit or CPU nodes. The cluster grew steadily with funding from federal as well as faculty start-up grants. Later in 2019-2020, with the help of a prestigious National Science Foundation Major Research instrumentation grant to faculty coupled with an in-kind grant from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, the current Blugold High-performance Computing Center consist of two major clusters BGSC2 (24 nodes and 364 cores) and BOSE (61 nodes and 3904 cores). With the support of UWEC learning and technology services, six academic departments now give their students the research experience of a lifetime.

Blugold Supercomputing Cluster Mission Statement

To develop and maintain a high-performance supercomputing platform to provide support for those who love to code, explore the unknown world, generate models and simulate objects unable to be seen by the human eye, and bring virtual lab to the classrooms.

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Faculty + staff work with you

Our team is made of up members from six different academic departments and the learning and technology services department. We make sure our students get the best research experience they can get and with the BGSC, we know that’s possible.

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Exceptional opportunities

When it comes to UWEC, opportunities are endless. The BGSC is no exception to this. We are proud to offer students research, internship, and classroom opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally.

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