In response to a pair of proposals from Tony Rollett, the Intel Corporation established in 2007 a parallel computing facility in the Materials Science and Engineering Department whose use is dominated by MRSEC researchers. The parallel facility is particularly useful for the intensive microstructural simulation studies being conducted in the department. This facility is managed by systems engineer Heiskell Rogan and is open to all MSE department and MRSEC researchers. With an upgrade in 2008, the department has added an additional new twenty CPUs, housed in five quad-core blades. The Computer Cluster now has 36 CPUs in total, which permit moderately large scale parallel computation.
The facility has no instruments.