Hyades is the primary UCSC on-campus astrophysics supercomputer used by researchers in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computer Sciences, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Physics is Hyades, a machine with 376 Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon CPUs (3008 x86_64 cores in total), 8 Nvidia K20 GPU computing accelerators, 3 Intel Xeon Phi 5110P accelerators (more on order), 13 TB of memory, and a peak speed of 60 TFLOPS.

Two tiers of storage complement Hyades: a 150TB scratch storage (running Lustre file system) for data input and output when running simulations, and a 1PB private cloud storage (in collaboration with Huawei) for astrophysics data archival and data sharing with the community at large.