The Mills cluster is a distributed-memory system composed of commodity hardware running Scientific Linux 6.1. Quad Data Rate (40 Gbit/s) InfiniBand connects the nodes and a Lustre-based primary storage subsystems with a total usable capacity of approximately 180 TB. Home directories and an archival filesystem are connected to the private 10 gigabit ethernet network. The cluster was purchased with a proposed 5 year life, putting its end-of-warranty in the October 2016 to January 2017 time period.
This cluster is currently unavailable for purchase—you can request access from an existing stakeholder on Mills.

Physical Infrastructure Provided by IT: All of these come with your purchase of nodes on Mills.
Purchased by stakeholders: nodes on Mills are no longer available for purchase. 100 compute nodes / Standard Node Architecture: dual/quad AMD6234 Interlagos processors with 24/48 cores per node, 64 GB RAM DDR3 (1866 MHz), 1 TB SATA scratch/swap disk / Memory and/or coprocessor options: standard compute node may have 128GB or 256 GB of RAM and may include Intel Phi 5510P or nVidia Tesla K20X coprocessors / Options: additional storage above the default workgroup allocation can be purchased.

Naming Mills


The Mills cluster has been named in honor of David L. Mills, UD professor emeritus and a pioneer of the early Internet and its precursor networks. Mills was a professor in the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1986-2008 and continues to teach and lead research sponsored by such agencies as the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and National Science Foundation.


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