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Kakos Center for Scientific Computing

Thanks to the generosity of the Mr. Michael J. ’58 and Aimee Rusinko Kakos endowment, the Manhattan College Kakos School of Science is honored to have the Kakos Center for Scientific Computing.

Located in Hayden Hall, the Kakos Center offers our students and faculty cutting edge computer facilities with a cluster of several Windows workstations and five separate high-performance Linux based servers optimized for parallel computing and scientific applications. Each of these systems has been tailored for computational tasks as diverse as quantum mechanical, biophysical, and even biomedical fields. They are used by student-faculty research groups across the Manhattan College community but, primarily support the research endeavors of our Kakos School of Science research teams. The HPCs are named Dionysus, Hephaestus, Athena Artemis and Apollo; they were built in house.

The center also houses a 64 TB network attached storage. The latest addition to the center is a 3D printer, along with a strand splicer to print multi-colored 3D models.

Dionysus (Greek god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, festivity and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth)

Dionysus was the first machine built, and runs on a CPU with 24 threads, 64 GB of DDR3 RAM, and 4 Tesla k20 CUDA GPUs designed for enterprise workflows.

Athena (Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare)

Athena is the latest addition to the Kakos Center family.  It is powered by a CPU with 20 threads, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 2 Quadro P5000 16 GB CUDA GPUs.

Artemis (Greek goddess associated with the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, and the Moon)

Artemis runs on a CPU with 32 threads, 128 GB of DDR4 RAM, and 4 Quadro P5000 16GB CUDA GPUs.

Apollo (Greek god associated with archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing and diseases; twin brother of Artemis)

Apollo is the latest addition to the Kakos Center family. Apollo runs on a CPU with 32 threads, 128 GB of DDR5 RAM, and 2 Rtx A5000 CUDA.)