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Systems

Here is a detailed description of HPC systems available under the LinkSCEEM-2 & CyTera projects.

Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt

BA, Sun Microsystems cluster

Technical description

Peak/Sustained Performance 11.8 TFlops / 9.1 TFlops (LINPACK)
Number of Nodes 130 eight-core compute nodes
Processors/node 2 quad-core sockets per node, each is Intel Quad Xeon E5440 @ 2.83GHz
Memory/node 8 GB memory per node, Total memory 1.05 TBytes (132 * 8GB)
Disk storage 36 TB shared scratch (lustre)
Other storage Other, Storage: Tape library for backup (StorageTek SL48 Tape Library)
w. backup software: Veritas NetBackup (by Symantec)
Node-node interconnect Ethernet & 4x SDR Infiniband network for MPI
4x SDR Infiniband network for I/O to the global Lustre filesystems
accelerators N/A
pre- and post processing nodes 6 management nodes, incl. two batch nodes for job submission w. 64GB RAM
OS info OS, Compute Node: RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5)
OS, Front End & Service Nodes: RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5)
Further information http://www.bibalex.org/ISIS/Frontend/Projects/ProjectDetails.aspx

Cyprus Institute, Cyprus

CyI/Cy-Tera, IBM Hybrid CPU/GPU cluster

Technical description

Peak/Sustained Performance ~35 TFlop/s
Number of Nodes 98 twelve-core compute nodes Unaccelerated
18 twelve-core compute nodes, each with dual NVidia M2070 GPUs
Processors/node 2 hexa-core sockets per node, each is Intel Westmere X5650
Memory/node 48 GB memory per node
Total memory 4.7 TBytes
Disk storage 350 TB GPFS raw
Other storage N/A
Node-node interconnect 4x QDR Infiniband network for MPI
4x QDR Infiniband network for I/O to the global GPFS filesystem
accelerators GPUs available
pre- and post processing nodes N/A
OS info OS, Compute Node: RHEL
OS, Front End & Service Nodes: RHEL
Further information Machine availability tentatively scheduled for the end of March 2012

CyI/euclid, IBM Hybrid CPU/GPU Training Cluster

Technical description

Peak/Sustained Performance ~0.5 TFlop/s
Number of Nodes 6 eight-core compute nodes (4 * x3550, 8 * x3650M2)
Processors/node 2 quad-core sockets per node, each is Intel Quad Xeon E5440 @ 2.83GHz
Memory/node 16 GB memory per node
Total memory .096 TBytes
Disk storage 4 TB shared scratch (lustre) - not backed up
Other storage N/A
Node-node interconnect Infiniband network for MPI
Infiniband network for I/O to the global Lustre filesystems
accelerators GPUs available on all nodes
pre- and post processing nodes N/A
OS info OS, Compute Node: CentOS release 6.1
OS, Front End & Service Nodes: CentOS release 6.1
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