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 2200 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 64 640 256G (1-3,8-10), 128G (4-7) 1T Opteron 6380 2.5
smblade16a 7 48 336 256G 1T Xeon E5-2650 2.2
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.

GPU Servers

The grid also offers 25 GPU servers, providing a total of 140 GPUs.  These machines are available only to jobs that specifically request GPUs.

Name Machines Cores GPUs Memory VRAM Disk CPU GPU
gpu1601-05 5 12 4 256G 8G 256G Xeon E5-2603 Nvidia GTX 1080
gpu1701-08 8 12 4 256G 11G 256G Xeon E5-2603 Nvidia GTX 1080ti
gpu1801-02 2 16 8 128G 11G 256G Xeon E5-2609 Nvidia GTX 1080ti
gpu1901-04 4 16 8 128G 11G 1T Xeon Bronze 3106 Nvidia RTX 2080ti
gpu1905-06 2 16 8 128G 11G 1T Xeon Bronze 3106 Nvidia GTX 1080ti
gpu1907 1 16 4 128G 24G 1T Xeon Bronze 3106 Nvidia Titan RTX
gpu2001 1 16 4 128G 24G 1T Xeon Bronze 3106 Nvidia Titan RTX
gpu2002-03 2 16 8 256G 11G 1T Xeon Bronze 3106 Nvidia RTX 2080ti

Networking

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

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

MaxBuilt blades purchased for the grid in 2013.

smblade16a

MaxBuilt blades purchased for the grid in 2016.

gpu1601-05

GPU servers purchased by the department in 2016.

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.

gpu1701-07

GPU servers purchased by the department in 2017.

gpu1708

GPU servers purchased in 2017 for the Data Science Initiative course DSI 1030.

gpu1801-02

GPU servers purchased by the department in 2018.

gpu1901-02,05-07

GPU servers purchased by the department in 2019.

gpu1903-04

GPU server purchased in 2019 for Stephen Bach's research group.

gpu2001-03

GPU servers purchased by the department in 2020.