Computing Facilities

MSEL has access to four high performance computing systems at Texas A&M University. The group also owns a web server for tools developed for public use, and contains a private cluster exclusively for MSEL members. Detailed information on the facilities is shown below.

  • X86 Cluster:
    • This cluster, Ada, contains over 850 nodes providing over 17,000 cores which contain no less that 64GB and up to 2048GB of memory.
    • A global file system with 3 PB of storage is provided.
    • Information regarding this cluster can be seen here.
  • Power 7 Clusters for Big Data Analytics:
    • One cluster containing 23 nodes with 16 core 4.2 GHz Power7 processors with 256GB RAM.
    • Another cluster containing 49 nodes with 16 core 4.2 GHz Power7 processors with 256GB RAM.
    • Each cluster contains four 600GB 10K SAS drives, with a 10GB link to 3PB on storage on Ada.
  • Blue Gene Q Cluster:
    • A 2048 node, 32,768 core massively parallel cluster with 419 TFLOP performance will be online soon.
  • MSEL Cluster:
    • Head Node: Dell PowerEdge R720, 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670, 2.60 GHz, 64GB memory, 9600GB of storage, running Springdale PUIAS
    • Worker Nodes: 16 Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Servers, Intel Xeon E5-2660v2, 2.20GHz, 48GB memory
    • 320 total cores avaiable exclusively to MSEL members.
  • MSEL Webserver:
    • Dell PowerEdge R520: 2 Intel Xeon E5-2470 Processors, 2.30 GHz, 32GB memory, running Springdale PUIAS
  • Workstations:
    • 20 Dell Optiplex 9020: Intel i7-4770 3.4GHz Turbo, Quad Core, 8GB DDR3 memory, running Springdale PUIAS
    • 4 Dell Windows 9020: Intel i7-4770 3.4GHz Turbo, Quad Core, 8GB DDR3 memory, running Microsoft Windows 7

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