Sugar (Shared University Grid at Rice) was decommissioned July 1, 2014. Comprised of 134 Sun Microsystems SunFire x4150 nodes, Sugar served as a compute farm to run exclusively single-node jobs. Each node contained two quad-core 2.83GHz Intel Xeon Harpertown CPUs with 16GB RAM per node.

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This work was supported in part by the Shared University Grid at Rice funded by NSF under Grant EIA-0216467, and a partnership between Rice University, Sun Microsystems, and Sigma Solutions, Inc.