What is Kamiak?
The Kamiak cluster consists of a collection of cutting edge computers, or nodes, all connected by a high speed local network. From the user’s point of view, this appears as one large single system with a unix operating system that is accessible through ssh.
The Kamiak condo provides the cyber-infrastructure (racks, switches, PDUs, …) necessary for cluster computing, but the compute resources are purchased by our investors. This centralized infrastructure lowers costs by reducing administrative overhead and redundant management.
Kamiak provides a uniform user experience to all computational researchers at WSU. Having a centralized system lowers barriers to collaboration by providing a space in which researchers from across the university can store data, share code, and build communal software.