The Foundry

What is the Foundry and how do I use it?

**The Foundry will soon be replaced with the Mill. Visit Is The Foundry Going Away? for more information.

The Foundry is Missouri S&T's current computational high performance cluster. The Foundry is available for S&T students without any additional cost to them. Students simply need to request access through the help desk and fill out the supplied online form which will be emailed to them after the request is made.

If you are not an S&T student or faculty member you still can apply for access to the Foundry. Contact us at for informal inquiries about access to the Foundry as well as for submitting formal requests for access. Formal access requests should be accompanied by a one-page PDF proposal document providing the following information:

  1. Title and description of the research, educational, or outreach project that the user plans to perform with Foundry resources (about half  a page describing the background, goals, expected impacts, and other funding for the project, if any)
  2. An estimate of the required computational resources to the extent available
  3. A list of persons and their status (faculty, student, etc.) who require access to the Foundry within this project

We have a Foundry Introduction Lesson and additional information about the Foundry and ways to use it can be found on our wiki.




Hardware Specs

The Foundry utilizes 143 AMD EPYC Rome (Ryzen 2) based compute nodes and 6 Nvidia GPU nodes containing 4 Nvidia V100 CUDA GPU cards each. That equates to a 350% increase in computational capacity over the Forge.

Operating system and software 

The Foundry is built on Ubuntu 18.04 and utilizes SLURM as a scheduler and resource manager. The Foundry has an assortment of closed and open source software available via modules. These include, but are not limited to, the Intel and GNU Compiler Suites, various scientific software, MPI-enabled versions of the previously mentioned software, as well as various utility programs and editors.