May 3, 2017

High Performance Computing System

The SGI Altix ICE 8400, AMD Opteron 6200 series processors is composed by 48 blades, each one with two 16-core physical processors (total 1536 cores), 3 TB of RAM memory, and infiniband QDR 4 in hypercube topology. The system includes 60 TB RAID storage (SGI InfiniteStorage Server 3500), which communicates with the compute nodes by infiniband for maximum transfer speeds (includes a backup system). The HPC system runs Linux Red Hat Enterprise and SGI Management Center Premium Edition for cluster administration, as well as SGI MPT libraries and the Altair PBS scheduling system. The HPC housing facility is temperature-regulated and monitored for changes in air and humidity.