The CHPC seeks to advance scientific boundaries and foster innovation through effective partnership and through the training of a new generation of computationally skilled researchers in areas underpinned by high end computing, particularly those of national and continental strategic importance, to the benefit of basic and applied research in the public and private sectors.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:42
|System Name||GPU Cluster|
|CPU Clock||2.4 GHz|
|Peak Performance||12 TFlops|
|Linpack Performance||16 TFlops|
|Storage (formatted capacity)||14 TB|
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
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 09:27
Tsessebe served CHPC for a healthy eight years, placing 311 on the Top500 list in 2009. In 2011 the machine went through a R9 million CPU and storage upgrade that led to its announcement as number 329 on the world's Top500 supercomputers.
This global contender has now been decommissioned by the centre and its racks are being shared amongst South African universities, science centres and research institutions.
|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|
|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|
Sun Shared Storage
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:56
Consists of 3200 cores connected to the 480 Terabytes of storage.
Contains 1024 compute nodes + 16 IO nodes which makes approximately 13.6 TeraFlops/s.
Consists of 160 compute nodes + 3 storage nodes + 1 back-up node connected to 94 Terabytes of storage.
Consists of 5 compute nodes connected to 14 Terabytes of storage
"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
Last Updated on Friday, 27 July 2012 12:33