ManeFrame II is ready for you!

SMU's ManeFrame IIWe are pleased to announce that ManeFrame II (M2) is ready for general use. M2 represents a significant upgrade over ManeFrame – it has more than 6 times the processing power and a number of new cutting-edge technologies. With a theoretical peak processing capacity of 630 teraflops, it gives SMU faculty and students access to a state-of-the-art resource for research and teaching.

If you are interested in obtaining an account on M2, send a request to with HPC in the subject line. Students requesting an account must have a faculty sponsor.

ManeFrame II Workshop

The Center for Scientific Computation Education will hold two week long workshops to help users get started. The workshops will be mostly identical except that the second workshop will cover additional features of M2 as they come online. The agenda for the workshop can be found on the Center for Scientific Computation Education page.

August 7–11 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hyer Hall Room 200
September 11-15 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location to be determined

The most generally-used software has already been installed on M2. For a list of currently-installed software and instructions on how to access it, see the documentation at the Center for Scientific Computation. If you need other software to be installed, please send an email to with HPC in the subject line.

If you have any questions, please send them to We are excited to get you started!

  • Tom Hagstrom
    Director, Center for Scientific Computation
  • Rob Kalescky
    HPC Applications Scientist
  • Amit Kumar
    Lead HPC System Administrator
  • Richard England
    HPC System Administrator
  • Allen Hughes
    Director of Systems
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