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Research Facilities

The Florida State University Libraries include eight libraries on campus, one of which is the Dirac Science Library that contains most mathematics and science books and journals. The Libraries' collections contain more than 3 million volumes, with more than 549,000 available as e-books. The Libraries subscribe to more than 78,000 periodicals and serials and more than 600 databases, many of which are available for searching via the Internet. Materials not available at the libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

The Florida State University Department of Mathematics Department supports all popular connection protocols within the research community. The department compute pool consists of a heterogeneous mixture of UNIX computers, and our department graduate computer labs offer scientific workstations for student use.

Compute resources within the department exist in several forms. Small jobs are often run on graduate workstations. Such jobs can run on single machines, or several via parallel resources such as MPI. Larger compute jobs can run on the department compute clusters. The department compute clusters offer both standard Opteron compute cores and NVIDIA GPUs with high speed interconnects between nodes.

In addition to our internal department resources, there is also a centralized campus cluster resource available to eligible students. The FSU Research Computing Center provides access to several large-scale computing environments.

Commercial scientific software resources include MATLAB, Maple, IMSL, and IDL. Several of these packages can be used on all desktop architectures supported within our department. A wide variety of open source software utilities and packages are also available for use by students and faculty. Full support for all popular programming environments is available on all platforms.