The Computational Multiphase Transport Laboratory (CMTL) is housed in the Engineering Research Facility (ERF) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our facilities consist of a computational laboratory, an experimental laboratory, and additional office space.

Located in Downtown Chicago
We're lucky to be located in the heart of Chicago. The university is located mere miles west of the Chicago Magnificent Mile in the Little Italy neighborhood, within walking distance of Greek Town, China Town, and the Chicago Financial District.
Extensive in-house computational Power
Our lab has two dedicated protyping clusters: a 40 core PSC and a 112 core RHEL cluster. In addition, we hold the largest stake in the UIC Extreme supercomputer, 800 dedicated cores. At any given time, we have 952 total cores available with no delay.
ERF houses many other notable labs such as the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, the High Pressure Shock Tube Group, and the Multiscale Mechanics Laboratory.
We currently have ongoing collaboration with Gustaaf Jacobs at SDSU and the CFD Lab at MSU.

Located in Chicago

Lab Resources

Lab Computers
All of our researchers are supplied with Apple iMac computers for general computing usage.
Apple iMac
The Apple OS X operating system is a great cross of a *NIX operating system, while allowing us to use Microsoft and CAD software.
Apple Mac Pro
For visualization we use the Mac Pro. With it's nice compact design, dual GPU, solid state drive, workstation CPU, and copious ECC RAM, it makes for quick visualization using LLNL's VisIt parallel visualization software.
8-core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon Processor
Dual AMD D500 GPU's
TYAN Personal Supercomputer
Head Node:
Red Head Enterprise Linux
Two Intel Xeon 2.66Ghz 4-core processors (8 cores total)
DDR Infiniband Network
Compute Nodes: (x4)
Two Intel Xeon 2.66Ghz 4-core processors (8 cores total)
40 Total Cores
Head Node:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux with IBM Platform HPC
Two Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.6 GHz 8-core processors (16 cores total)
64GB DDR-3 1600 ECC RAM
FDR Infiniband network
Compute Nodes: (x6)
Two Intel Xeon E5-2670 2.6 GHz 8-core processors (16 cores total)
64GB DDR-3 1600 ECC RAM
116 Total Cores

High Performance Computing

UIC Extreme

We currently own 50 nodes on the extreme supercomputer, totalling to 800 dedicated cores. The specifications for Extreme are as follows:
Compute Nodes:

  • Two Intel Xeon E5-2670 with 8 cores at 2.60 GHz
  • 128 GB DDR-3 ECC RAM
  • 1 TB on-board hard drive
  • QDR Infiniband


  • 288 TB fast scratch over QDR infiniband
  • 1.14 PB raw persistant storage


  • 2560 total cores
  • 20.5 TB total RAM
Additional Supercomputing

We also have computational allocations on the Trestles and Stampede supercomputers through XSEDE.

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