Compute

BUMC Research Computing supports the following compute clusters.

 

AMD based Compute Cluster (RedStar)

  • One head node with two quad-core 2.7 GHz 64-bit Opteron processors and 16 GB of RAM
  • 32 servers with two 1.8 GHz 64-bit Opteron processors and 2 GB RAM each
  • 56 blades with two dual-core 2.6 GHz 64-bit Opteron processors and 12 GB RAM each (one compute node has 32 GB of RAM)

All nodes communicate via two GigE network connections. Blade chassis, management & storage nodes are connected via 10GigE uplinks.

Intel based Compute Cluster (BlueIce)

  • One head node with two quad-core 2.66 GHz 64-bit Xeon processors ad 16 GB of RAM
  • 73 servers with two 3.4 GHz 64-bit Xeon processors and 2 GB ECC RAM each
  • 15 blades with two quad-core 2.33 GHz 64-bit Xeon processors and 16 GB of RAM each
  • 12 blades with two quad-core 2.33 GHz 64-bit Xeon processors and 32 GB of RAM each

All nodes communicate via GigE network connections.

High Memory Compute Nodes

  • One server with four quad-core AMD Opteron processors and 128 GB ECC RAM
  • Two nodes with two quad-core Intel Nehalem processors and 144 GB ECC RAM each
  • Two nodes with two quad-core Intel Nehalem processors and 72 GB ECC RAM each
  • 12 nodes with two quad-core Intel Nehalem processors and 64 GB ECC RAM each

All nodes communicate separate GigE network connections one dedicated to internal cluster communication and the other dedicated to storage access.