Infrastructure

High Performance Computing: IBM NextScale

  • Performance: Rpeak 62 Tflops (theoretical), Rmax 40 Tflops (practical)
  • 68 nodes Nx360 M5 computing nodes, of which
    • 50 nodes with 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 CPU, 10 cores
    • 12 nodes with 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 CPU, 10 cores and 2x Nvidia K40X GPU
    • 6 nodes with 2x Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 CPU, 10 cores and Intel Phi
  • CPU: 2 processors Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 with 10 cores per node
  • Memory: 128 GB RAM per node
  • Storage: 2 HDD SATA 500 GB per node
  • Fast networking: 56 Gb/s (Infiniband Mellanox FDR switch SX6512 with 216 ports, 1:1 subscription rate)
  • Storage: NetApp E5660 disk storage equipment, 120 HDD SAS with 600 Gb/HDD. Total storage: 72Tb
    • IBM GPFS 4.x as parallel file system
  • Backup: IBM TS3100 tape library for data archiving
  • Operating system on nodes: RedHat Linux 6 with subscription
  • HPC management software: IBM Platform HPC 4.2
  • Others: 2 management nodes, 2 NSD, Fast Ethernet switches

Cloud computing: IBM Flex System

  • 10 virtualization servers IBM Flex System x240
    • 128GB RAM/server
    • 2x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 processor/server
    • 2x SSD SATA 240 Gb/server
  • 1 server management
  • Private Cloud software: IBM cloud with OpenStack manager 4.2
  • Monitoring and management software: IBM Flex System Manager software stack
  • Virtualization software: VMware vSphere Enterprise 5.1