Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

Computing Resources

The CFMRI computing resources include:


Type Usage System Details
  • Data retrieval from scanners
  • Data visualization and lightweight processing
  • Data transfer to user account on CFMRI servers
  • Web access to CFMRI resource booking system
  • CentOS with MATLAB, AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer
    Windows Windows 8/10, Amira
    Mac Mac OS X, OsiriX


    Usage System Details
  • User scan data storage
  • CFMRI image recon & process pipelines
  • CBFBIRN database & pipeline
  • Dell PowerEdge systems running CentOS at SDSC
  • Aeon Eclipse (20x2.2GHz cores/128GB/10GB SFP+ ethernet) running Ubuntu
  • Research
  • Image recon, processing/analysis dev
  • Pulse sequence programming
  • Dell PowerEdge systems (CentOS), located both onsite and offsite
  • nVidia GPU system
  • Administrative and technical operations Dell PowerEdge systems running Windows Server 2012R2 or CentOS
    * All servers are hosted in access-restricted server racks with uninterruptable power supply (UPS) unit.


    Type System Details
    Data Storage
  • Aeon Eclipse ZFS Headnode w/125GB memory and 10Gb SFP+ ethernet
  • Aeon 44-bay, 12Gb/s SAS, multi-host JBOD (19 bays x 6TB HDs = 114TB in use)
  • Backups Dell PowerEdge systems (CentOS) located onsite and at SDSC

    Network Equipment

  • The CFMRI utilizes a state-of-the-art Cisco Catalyst 3850 switch. The network system consist of three Cisco Catalyst 3850 switches that are interconnected together. The switches are connected to a 10Gbit backbone to the main campus and SDSC.
  • The Center is also equipped with 3 Cisco Wireless Access Points that support 802.11a/g/n 300Mbps.