This is a 752 core distributed-memory cluster, which comprises of:
A 3U combined head & storage node, plus 56 compute nodes.
The head node is a Viglen HS316i combined head & storage node, equipped with 16GB memory and has 2 x 500GB Hard Drives which are configure with raid 0.
The 56 compute nodes are split between two phases:
Consisting of 20 ClusterVision RS724Q-E7 2U Compute Nodes, equipped with Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 (SandyBridge) 8 core 2.60GHz processors with 64GB of memory per motherboard.
Each of the compute nodes are networked with an Intel Infinband Switch.
Phase 1 provides a total of 320 cores.
Consisting of 36 Viglen HX425T²i HPC 2U Compute Nodes, equipped with Dual Intel Xeon E5650 (Westmere) Six Core 2.66GHz processors and 12 GB of memory per motherboard.
Each of the compute nodes are networked by an infinband network.
The cluster has a 12TB data storage, which is configure with RAID 6.
The whole system is supported using IPMI (KVM over LAN) Technology.
Phase 2 provides a total of 432 cores.
This phase was funded by a Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) grant awarded to the UKQCD.