Hardware of the Linux Compute Cluster

This web site provides some hardware details of the main cluster components.

Computing nodes

  • Each blade enclosure consists of 16 nodes. 13 nodes are used for high performance computing.
    Front view of blade enclosure 1 Front view of blade enclosure 2
    Back view of blade enclosure 1 Back view of blade enclosure 2
  • Each computing node is equipped with:

    • 2 Intel Quad-Core L5420 CPUs (8 cores running on 2.5 GHz)
    • 32 GB DDR2 RAM (4 GB per core)
    • 4 x 1Gb Ethernet adapter
    • 2 x 73 GB SCSI hard disk
    Front view of one blade server Back view of one blade server

Storage system

  • The storage system (Sun Fire X4540) offers a total of 48 TB (brutto).
    • 2.3 GHz Quad-Core AMD Opteron 2356
    • 64 GB RAM
    • 48 x 1TB 7.2k 3.5'' SATA2 disks
    • 4 x 1Gb Ethernet Ports
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