Wayne State University

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Wayne State University

High Performance Computing Services

smpq and smtq

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Overview

Silicon Mechanics, an industry-leading provider of rackmount server, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, awarded WSU with eight Rackform iServ R4552 compute nodes with GPUs as part of their 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant. The grant application was submitted jointly by two research teams. In addition to general Grid research related use, the cluster will be used in courses dealing with the use of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) in computing.

Press Release

Case Study

Linux Journal Article

The compute nodes are 64-bit Intel deca-core dual-processor systems, with 128GB of RAM each and a speed of 2.8GHz. They are connected through 10Gbit Ethernet and 40Gbit Infiniband.

Namesake
The smcq's name comes from Silicon Mechanics Cluster.
NodeCoresMemorySpeedNetwork
smp1 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
smp2 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
smp3 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
smp4 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
    Intel Phi 61 16.0GB1.24GHz10Gbit
smt1 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
smt2 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
smt3 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K20X 2,688 6.0GB732MHz10Gbit
smt4 20 128.0GB2.8GHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K40 2,880 12.0GB745MHz10Gbit
    NVIDIA Tesla K40 2,880 12.0GB745MHz10Gbit
Other Information
  • SC13 GPU Technology Theater - Deploying Clusters with NVIDIA® Tesla®GPUs: Link
  • InfiniBand Principles Every HPC Expert MUST Know: Link
  • Video: Introduction to GPUs: Link
  • James Reindeer's Blog: Link
  • Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor High Performance Programming [Paperback] by James Jeffers and James Reindeers: Link
smcq nodes
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