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Hardware Specifications

As of January 2020, the RIT-HPC Compute Cluster is comprised of:

Software

  • Base operating platform: Centos 6 (currently upgrading to 7)
  • All compute nodes are virtual machines running under Openstack.
  • Scheduler: Moab/Torque

Compute

  • 21,000 hyperthreaded cores- Xeon E5-2670 v2 @ 2.50GHz and Xeon Gold 6140 CPU @ 2.30GHz
  • 460 compute nodes
  • Compute nodes typically have 128GB, 192GB or 256GB of RAM.
  • Low number of large compute nodes, typically with 512GB or 768GB of RAM
  • 8 x GPU Nodes: 1 x NVIDIA V100 32GB Telsa GPU, 19 cores, 180GB RAM, 1.2TB local scratch space

Network

  • Interconnects: multi-bonded 10GE and 40GE
  • Core: HPE 12908 IRF
  • Top of Rack: Mellanox sw6036 & Dell 4000 series

Storage

  • Tier 1 storage – Isilon Gen6 platform, H500 & A2000 storage nodes, 10PiB
    • Cluster access to Tier 1 storage: NFSv3
    • End user access to Tier 1 storage: SMB
  • Archive storage – iRODS. 6.5PB usable with offsite replica