The combination of Miner, Calumet's 512-node cluster, and the staff that supports its operation are commonly referred to as High Performance Computing (HPC) at Purdue University Calumet.
During the history of computing at the university, there were many student, faculty and local business projects that used parallel programming. However, through the resources of the Northwest Indiana Computational Grid (NWICG) grant, purduecal's HPC was thrust into world-class status.
Grants continue to be a major facilitator of High Performance Computing at Calumet. In 2010, Purdue University Calumet instituted the Northwest Indiana Computational Grid (NWICG) Project at Purdue University Calumet to foster innovation with the use of Miner and its high-speed connection, I-Light, to Purdue's West Lafayette campus.
Purdue Calumet's High Performance Computing is part of Research Computing in Computing, Technology, and Information Systems (CTIS)'s User Services & Instructional Technology department.