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GPU Cluster

System Name GPU Cluster
Manufacturer/ Model SuperMicro
CPU Intel Xeon
CPU Clock 2.4 GHz
CPU Cores 96
GPU's 22
Memory 24GB
Peak Performance 16 TFlops
Linpack Performance 16 TFlops
Interconnect Gig/Infiniband
Storage (formatted capacity) 14 TB
Launch date 2010

 

GPU Hardware

The GPU Cluster consist of 5 compute nodes and 9 storage nodes which achieves a performance of 16TFLOPS. Each node entails 4 Tesla GPU's, 2x Intel Nehalem X5550 CPU's, 6x Supermicro 4GB DDR3-1066ECC REGISTER, 1x 250 SATA Enterprise Level Hard Drive.

Two types of Nvidia Teslas: C1060 and C2070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tsessebe Cluster

 

System Name Sun Hapertown Sun Nehalem Sun Westmere Dell Westmere SMP (M9000-64)
CPU Intel Xeon Processor Intel Nehalem Processor Intel Westmere Processor Intel Westmere Processor Sparc Processor

CPU Clock

3.0 GHz 2.93 GHz 2.93 GHz 2.93 GHz 1.9 GHz
CPU Cores 384 2304 1152 2880 256 (512 Threads)
Memory 768 GB 3456 GB 2304 GB 8640 GB 2048 GB
Peak Performance 3 TFlops 24 TFlops 13.5 TFlops 37.1 TFlops 2 TFlops
Linpack Performance - 61.5 TFlops 61.5 TFlops 61.5 TFlops -
Interconnect Jupiter Connector QDR Infiniband Network QDR Infiniband Network QDR Infiniband Network QDR Infiniband Network
Sun Shared Storage 480 TB (Multi-cluster) 480 TB (Multi-cluster) 480 TB (Multi-cluster) 480 TB (Multi-cluster) 5.3 TB XFS
Launch date September 2009 September 2009 September 2011 October 2011 September 2009

 

An overview of the Sun Hybrid System

 

Sun Shared Storage

  • Dual Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors
  • 48 integrated SATA disk drives onboard
  • 10 X 4540 each with 48TB of storage
  • Total of 480TB of storage
  • Storage is provided with Lustre as a system
  • Storage is connected to the QDR Infiniband switch
     

Sun Visualization

  • Sun visualization software includes ParaView, Open Scene Graph and Chromium
  • Shared software provide VirtualGL, Virtual Network Computing(TurboVNC) and Sun N1Grid Engine
  • High-Performance graphics accelerator NVIDIA Quadro Plex
  • Sun Fire X4600 server

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HPC Systems / Resources at the CHPC

Sun Microsystems

Consists of 3200 cores connected to the 480 Terabytes of storage.
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Blue Gene/P

Contains 1024 compute nodes + 16 IO nodes which makes approximately 13.6 TeraFlops/s.

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iQudu

Consists of 160 compute nodes + 3 storage nodes + 1 back-up node connected to 94 Terabytes of storage.
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iQudu

Consists of 5 compute nodes connected to 14 Terabytes of storage
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"Infrastructure is a critical success factor in research, and the ability of our scientists to perform cutting-edge research and to be competitive globally is linked to the availability of good state-of-the-art infrastructure for science and technology."

Min. of Science and Technology, Budget vote, 7 April 2005

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HPC Systems / Resources at the CHPC

Tsessebe Cluster

   

Blue Gene/P

   
Consists of 3200 cores connected to the 480 Terabytes of storage.
Read more
   

Contains 1024 compute nodes + 16 IO nodes which makes approximately 13.6 TeraFlops/s.

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iQudu

                        

iQudu

   
Consists of 160 compute nodes + 3 storage nodes + 1 back-up node connected to 94 Terabytes of storage.
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    Consists of 5 compute nodes connected to 14 Terabytes of storage
Read more

 

"Infrastructure is a critical success factor in research, and the ability of our scientists to perform cutting-edge research and to be competitive globally is linked to the availability of good state-of-the-art infrastructure for science and technology."

Min. of Science and Technology, Budget vote, 7 April 2005

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