Facilities

The Center for Advanced Technology is home to a wide variety of scientific laboratory facilities and equipment. This document contains information about some of the facilities available to CAT partners. Many additional resources are available.

For details regarding the facilities and equipment listed below, please contact Eugene Onoichenco:

  • to inquire about Scheduling and Usage of the equipment, or
  • to inquire about additional facilities and equipment available to CAT partners

Eugene Onoichenco
Core Facilities Manager
eonoichenco@cunycat.org


CORE CAT FACILITY


I. Design Facility

1. High Performance Computer (HPC)

The HPC is made up of one main server which serves as the "head node" (masternode) and 10 "compute nodes." The HPC specification are:

 

Head Node

Display 17" Flat Panel LCD
Processor 2 Quad Core Xeon, 3.0 GHz, 2x6MB Cache, 1.33 GHz FSB
Memory 4 x 8GB, 667 MHz (Total 32 GB), Quad Ranked DIMMs
Graphics Processor Basic Graphics Support (on-board)
Hard Drive 1 TB, 7.2k RPM, Universal SATA 3.5", Hot-plug drive
Secondary Hard Drive 4 x 1 TB, 7.2k RPM, Universal SATA 3.5", Hot-plug drive
Hard Drive Controller Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 5, PERC 6/i
Operating System Windows SERVER 2008 (not HPC)
Network Card 2 Onboard Broadcom 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Optical Drive 8x DVD-ROM
Form Factor Rack Mount

 

Compute Nodes (Quantity 10)

 

Display N/A
Processor 2 Quad Core Xeon, 3.0 GHz, 2x6MB Cache, 1.33 GHz FSB
Memory 2 x 8GB, 667 MHz (Total 32 GB), Quad Ranked DIMMs
Graphics Processor N/A
Hard Drive 1 TB, 7.2k RPM, Universal SATA 3.5", Hot-plug drive
Secondary Hard Drive N/A
Hard Drive Controller Integrated SAS/SATA
Operating System Windows SERVER 2008 (not HPC)
Network Card Onboard Broadcom 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Optical Drive 8x DVD-ROM
Form Factor Rack Mount

 

Access Work Stations (Quantity 4)
Dell PC with Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edision
2.49GHz, 4.00GB RAM, 1TB hard drive

 

2. Software for Theoretical Design and Molding

  • Ansoft HFSS Research License with MPP, Distributed Solve.
  • Ansoft HFSS Academic License x5 with Optimetrics
  • CST Microwave Studio
  • Comsol Multiphysics with Heat Transfer/MEMS/RF modules, as well as Materials and Optimization Library
  • Zemax
  • Matlab Distributed Computing
  • Silvaco Atlas and Athena
  • CASTEP
  • LEdit
  • Cadence

II. Prototype Development Facility

1. Available Equipment

  • 6300 x10 i-line steppers
  • RIE
  • Electrochemical deposition kit
  • Gamry Reference 600 Potentiostat/Galvanostat/ZRA
  • Chemical mechanical polishers
  • Wire bonder (West Bond)
  • FTIR (NEXUS) and continuum IR microscope

2. Planned

  • Multi-wafer thin film deposition
  • Ion beam etching systems
  • Imaging spectrometer that can handle typical reflection, transmission, absorption, photoluminescence for experiments in the UV-IR
  • Probe station
  • UV to IR ellipsometer
  • Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer
  • Signal generator
  • Oscilloscopes
  • spectrum analyzer
  • Network analyzer

3. Other Existing Equipment

Click here to view a full list of equipment. <pdf>