Last week, I got word that the 16-core processors were available for order from our supplier. I placed an order for our dedicated cluster that will be composed of
- 8 nodes each with 64 cores and 256GB of RAM
- A total of 512 cores and 2TB of RAM
- QDR Infiniband interconnect
- 48TB of long-term storage space. Scratch space is 250TB. It is shared among other clusters and connected by Infiniband.
The cluster should arrive in about a month and be tested and ready for science in December or January. There are plans to expand the cluster to have Tesla GPU systems. It will be a very useful resource for rapid development and science once it become online. I’m very excited about it!