High performance computing lab provide computing facility for research activities carried out by students, faculty and staff within the NCU. The HPC cluster is based upon one master and four compute nodes with total peak performance of 1 TeraFLOPS. All nodes are having two 2650 series 8 cores Xeon processors. Each compute node is having 32GB RAM and master node has 16GB RAM. The following are the hardware, software configuration of this facility:

A. Hardware

Technical Specifications:

Client (Compute) Nodes:Qty  4, >1Tera Flops of sustained performance in the cluster is provided thru 1 no. of TYRONE DS200T6T-212R server which is a 2U rack mountable 4 node server providing 4 no. of highly compact compute nodes with below specifications and 1no. of Master Node / Storage Node (TYRONE DS20036R-18R4).

(1 Units of 4 node TYRONE DS200T6T-212R contributes 64 CPU computing cores)

Processor(s) 2 x Intel fi Xeon E5-2650V2 processors (8-Core, 2.6GHz, 20M Cache)
RAM 32 GB DDR3-1866 ECC RDIMM (Max 512GB, 8 DIMMs)
NIC 2 x Gigabit(10/100/1000Mbps) Ethernet ports on-board with 1 x Cat6 patch cable of suitable length
Graphics On-board graphics using Matrox G200eW
Management IPMI 2.0 compliant management with dedicated port with cable of suitable length
Exp. Slots 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) Low-profile slot
Ports 1 Serial , 2 USB, 2 x Network, 1 x Management, 1 x Video
Chassis 2U rack-mountable with sliding rails, shared by 4 compute nodes
P. Supply 1620W, 2+2 redundant, hot-plug power supplies (80PLUS Platinum) Shared by 4 compute nodes

Master (Compute) Node: Qty 1 – One no. of TYRONE DS20036R-18R4

Master/Storage node with below technical specifications.

Processor(s)(s) 2 x Intel fi Xeon E5-2650V2 processors (8-Core, 2.6GHz, 20M Cache)
RAM 16 GB DDR3-1866 ECC RDIMM (Max 512GB, 16 DIMMs)
RAID On Board SAS2 (6Gbps)controller via LSI 2308 SW RAID 0, 1, 10 support
HDD(s) 2 x 600GB, 10 RPM, SAS 6Gbps, hot-plug HDDs (Max 8)
SSD(s) 1 x Intel DC S3500 Series 240GB, SATA 6Gb/s, MLC 2.5″ 7.0mm, 20nm
Optical Slim DVD-RW Drive
NIC 2 x Gigabit(10/100/1000Mbps) Ethernet ports on-board with 2 x Cat6 patch cable of suitable length
Graphics On-board graphics using Matrox G200eW
Management IPMI 2.0 compliant management with dedicated port with cable of suitable length
Exp. Slots 1 (x8) PCI-E 3.0 slot
Exp. Slots 1 (x8) PCI-E 3.0 slot
Ports 1 Serial (including 1* thru header), 9 USB (including ports thru header), 2 x Network, 1 x Management, 1 x Video
Chassis RACK 1U Chassis
P. Supply 700W, 1+1 redundant, hot-plug power supplies (80PLUS Gold Level Certified)
Peripherals 18.5″ TFT Color Monitor, Keyboard & Optical Mouse

B. Software

  • CentOS (64-bit)
  • Open-MPI Library
  • Torque job scheduler

C. Current Utilization of Machine

  • Research purpose
  • High dimensional data analytics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • AHPC
  • Big Data
  • Hadoop Cluster installation