Technologies and Facilities

The School of Computing has equipment and data, which can be used by other projects, such as:


Ampato Cluster (made available to university as a general resource: now maintained by ISS - the DCU Information and Systems Services unit)

Maker: Dell
Product: High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster consisting of 56 computing nodes, each with two quad-core Intel Xeon processors (total: 448 CPU cores). Infiniband communications interlink between nodes.

56 Compute Nodes:

2 x Quad-Core Xeon E5430 2.66GHz (2x6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)

8GB 667MHz FB-DIMM RAM (4x2GB dual rank DIMMs)

80GB SATA2 (7,200rpm) 3.5 inch Hard Drive (hot plug).


The web sensor technologies group has vast archives of personal sensing data collected over years. These archives include the largest known single individual visual lifelog (7.5 years and 14 million images). In addition, the group maintains various comparative research test collections from TREC, TRECVid and CLEF including thousands of hours of digital video from TV, CCTV and personal media sources.