Community Cluster Templates

The descriptions provided below are templates that may be used in a proposal or publication to acknowledge use of or describe UD’s Information Technologies HPC resources. Contact us if you need help modifying these templates to suit your specific needs.

HPC Acknowledgement

This research was supported in part through the use of Information Technologies (IT) resources at the University of Delaware, specifically the high-performance computing resources.

HPC Brief Grant Description

Farber Cluster

The University of Delaware’s Farber community cluster consists of 190 compute nodes containing 3800 Intel E5 family processor cores and 14TB RAM; a 256TB Lustre filesystem; and an FDR InfiniBand high-speed network.

Notes

¹ If you have purchased systems with nVidia Tesla or Intel Phi cards and would like help augmenting this description, please contact us for more information.

Mills Cluster

The University of Delaware’s Mills community cluster consists of 200 compute nodes which total 5160 AMD “Interlagos” cores, 14.5TB RAM, 180TB Lustre filesystem, and a QDR InfiniBand network backplane.

Detailed Grant Description

Farber Cluster

The University of Delaware’s Farber community cluster is located in the University’s core data center; it is supported by the central IT department, with redundant power, cooling, and network connectivity.  The 190 compute nodes contain dual Intel E5 family 10-core processors, 64GB or 128GB RAM, and 500GB local scratch disk for a total of 3800 CPU cores and 14.3 TB RAM.  A 256 TB Lustre filesystem is available for on-line processing, and a 150 TB NFS filesystem is provided for workgroup and long-term storage.  Storage options include a 288TB Lustre filesystem for on-line processing, and a 72TB NFS filesystem for workgroup and long-term storage.  The cluster has a 56Gbps (FDR) InfiniBand network for MPI and Luster fast disk access, a 1Gbps TCP/IP network for scheduling & NFS, and 2 10Gbps links to the Core UD network.

Notes

¹ A limited set of 128GB RAM compute nodes are available on Farber for applications which require more memory.  If you have purchased such nodes and would like help augmenting this description, please contact us for more information.

² If you have purchased additional storage and would like help augmenting this description, please contact us for more information.

Mills Cluster

The University of Delaware’s Mills community cluster is located in the University’s core data center; it is supported by the central IT department, with redundant power, cooling, and network connectivity.  Compute nodes are a mixture of dual and quad AMD Opteron 6234 (12-core “Interlagos”) processors, 64GB RAM (per processor), and 1.7TB local scratch space.  This comes to a total of 5160 cores and 14.5 TB RAM.  Storage options include a 180TB Lustre filesystem for on-line processing, and a 72 TB NFS filesystem for workgroup and long-term storage.  The cluster has a 40Gbps (QDR) InfiniBand network for MPI and Luster fast disk access, a 1Gbps TCP/IP network for scheduling & NFS, and a 10Gbps uplink to the core UD network.

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