Research Infrastructure



Through the McKeever Family Foundation Lab, the Academic and Research Technologies Group supports MIS Department faculty and student research computing needs through a shared computing infrastructure.

Our infrastructure aims to be flexible and scalable to meet the changing needs of our research.

Server Infrastructure

McKeever Family Foundation Lab server environment

  • VMware ESXi vCenter Cluster (compute nodes)
    • Currently 3 hosts, scalable
    • Total processor core count: 48
    • Total logical processors count: 192
    • Total RAM: 1.5TB
    • Total raw local NVMe storage capacity: 6TB
  • Starwind storage node
    • Total raw SSD capacity: 9.6TB
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 60TB
  • FreeNAS-based storage node
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 128TB
  • Networking
    • All data and storage networking is performed at 10Gbe with network teaming or multipathing.
    • Networking infrastructure and services supplied by UITS Network Operations team.


Backup infrastructure

  • iXsystems backup server
    • Expandable 36-bay chassis
    • Total raw capacity: 160TB
    • 10Gbe teamed networking
    • Hosted offsite