Grid Resources

Grid

Our grid contains a variety of machine configurations, from basic dual-core systems to large-memory multiprocessors. All systems are accessible to all members of the CS community for research or educational purposes.

All machines mount the department's filesystems. All are on the department's network, but some are better connected than others. See the networking notes below. Access to the machines is restricted to the gridengine software.

Dedicated Machines

The current grid sports 127 nodes with a total of 1890 cores, as detailed in the following table.

Name Machines Cores Total Cores Memory Disk CPU Clock
dblade 70 4 280 8G 300G Xeon 2.8
blade09 16 16 256 24G 80G Xeon 2.4
mblade12 20 32 640 64G 160G Opteron 6282 SE 2.6
mblade13 10 64 448 256G (1-3,8-10), 128G (4-7) 1T Opteron 6380 2.5
dpe07 5 2 10 8G 36G Xeon 3.4
ec 2 8 16 16G 80G Opteron 870 2.0
rockyroad 1 8 8 32G 80G Xeon 3.0
chunkymonkey 1 24 24 96G 100G Xeon 2.4
arya 1 8 8 32G 250G Xeon E5430 2.66
tron 1 8 8 12G 160G Xeon X5550 2.67

In the table above, where there are multiple machines of a type, hostnames end with a number (e.g. dblade17).

All machines are running 64-bit Debian Linux.

Networking

Each machine on the grid has a 1Gb switched network connection to the department's core switches, with the following exceptions.

History / Provenance

dblade

These are Dell PowerEdge 1855 blade systems. They were purchased by the department, for the grid.

blade09

These are the second round of Dell blade systems purchased for the grid in 2009. They are Dell PowerEdge M610s.

mblade12

MaxBuilt blades purchased for the grid in 2012.

mblade13

Nodes 1-7 are Erik Sudderth's research machines. As a grid donor, he and his group have priority access to these machines.

dpe07

These are Dell PowerEdge 1850 servers, a gift from Pixar in 2007.

ec

These are Eugene Charniak's research machines. As a grid donor, he and his group have priority access to these machines.

rockyroad

The grid's first high-end multiprocessor, it was purchased for the grid by the department.

chunkymonkey

The grid's second high-end multiprocessor, it was purchased for the grid by the department.

arya

A former high-end desktop machine repurposed for grid use.

tron

A retired server.