HOST GPU Cluster

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The HOST Project (http://host.hpc.uvt.ro/) aims:

    • to widen the research and development knowledge and experience of the team in HPC services and their applications,
    • to raise the number of users of the services of the data centre; to achieve the status of EU-regional supercomputing centre and stakeholder in national and international e-Infrastructure initiatives;
    • to become a centre for supporting innovation and regional development.

To accomplish these goals the current infrastructure was extended/upgraded with:

    •  GPU Computing Cluster:
      • 7x Compute nodes:
        • 2x CPU: Intel XEON 3.46Ghz
        • 1x GPU: NVidia Tesla M2070Q (448 cores, 6GB GDDR5)
        • RAM: 32 GB
        • HDD: 2x 250GB NL-SAS
        • Inter-connect: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband
        • Remote storage: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband
        • Administrative network: 2x 1Gbps Ethernet
        • Internet connection: 8x 1Gbps Ethernet
      • 2x Head nodes:
        • CPU: Intel XEON 2.66Ghz
        • RAM: 32GB
        • HDD: 4x 300GB SAS
        • Inter-connect: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband, 2x 10Gbps Ethernet
        • Remote storage: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband
        • Administrative network: 2x 1Gbps Ethernet
        • Internet connection: 8x 1Gbps Ethernet
      • 2x GFS (Global Filesystem Server) nodes:
        • CPU: Intel XEON 2.66Ghz
        • RAM: 32GB
        • HDD: 4x 300GB SAS
        • Inter-connect: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband, 2x 10Gbps Ethernet
        • Remote storage: 2x 40Gbps Infiniband
        • Administrative network: 2x 1Gbps Ethernet
        • Internet connection: 8x 1Gbps Ethernet
        • Storage delivery: using GPFS over the global storage network;
      • Storage server:
        • Storage capacity: 60x 300GB SAS disks -> 18TB raw
        • Storage connectivity: 8x 8Gbps FC (with the GFS nodes)
    • Software support: described here
    • Software upgrades: GPFS licenses (for all new and existant nodes); LoadLeveler Workload Scheduler; 10Gbps Ethernet core switch; 40Gbps Infiniband core switch (subnet manager); Intel Cluster Studio XE (compilers, debuggers);
    • Data room upgrades: new cooling units, power-lines, fire detection and suppression system;

For more information on how to sign-up for resources access, use the wiki dedicated page.

flag_yellow_lowThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement FP7-REGPOT-2011-1 no. 284595