Group for Research in Decision Analysis

GERAD's Infrastructure

GERAD's physical location is in Pavillon André-Aisenstadt on the Université de Montréal campus. It includes offices, two meeting rooms, one room for the computer servers and one room for the printers. All GERAD members, as well as a large number of students, have an office at their home institution (ex. HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, McGill University or UQAM).

The research done at GERAD requires only computer information and software. The equipment and software located at Pavillon André-Aisenstadt is part of a computer network shared with the CIRRELT (Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d'entreprises, la logistique and le transport). The following is a list of the equipment available to GERAD members and where it is located:

Calcul Québec: Calcul Québec brings together several Quebec universities and provides researchers with high-performance computing servers.
Orban lab: 42 x HS20 blade servers for calculation purposes
LACED: The LACED Calculation and Data Mining Laboratory is an HEC lab providing computing servers and databases from a variety of sources.
Concordia lab: 20 work stations
Intelligent transport systems (ITS) lab: 6 x 8-core computing servers
Risk Management Research Chair: 27 x 12-core computing servers
CIRRELT: 3 x 16-core servers, 1 x 64-core server
GERAD: 75 work stations, 1 computing server 8 cores
                    1 Dell Poweredge R630 server (8 cores, 128Go, Xeon E5-2637 v3 @ 3.50GHz)

The major optimization and scientific computing software that are available are Cplex, Gurobi, Xpress, AMPL, Matlab and Maple.