Computing Cluster

The physics department has a high-performance computing cluster, named Gluon, exclusively for student use.  The cluster consists of a head node and seven remote nodes each with eight cores.  Students use the cluster in the Computational Physics class to perform Monte Carlo simulations and numerically solve complex problems. In addition to class use, students have used the cluster to complete independent research projects.

In 2021, the University of Richmond purchased a custom-built cluster computer to the support the research done at UR. Spydur is a High-Performance Computing environment that is available to all faculty and their students who do research.