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ITaP taking orders for new research supercomputing cluster
Faculty researchers can now place orders for capacity in a new community cluster supercomputer ITaP plans to have operational in September.
The Hansen cluster will feature Dell compute nodes with four 12-core AMD Opteron 6176 processors (48 cores per node). The nodes will be available with either 96 or 192 gigabytes of memory. A large-memory option with 512 gigabytes of memory also will be available. In addition, the new cluster will include a high-performance Lustre scratch storage system and 10 gigabit Ethernet interconnects.
Hansen will join three other community clusters built since 2008, which have delivered nearly 300 million research computing hours to faculty and their students.
To see available hardware and to order visit: http://www.rcac.purdue.edu/order/.
ITaP research computers down two weekends in August for building upgrade
ITaP’s research computing systems will be shut down at least part of August 6-7 and August 13-14 because of an ongoing power upgrade project at the Mathematical Sciences Building. Some of the research computing systems also might be down or have to run in limited production mode Aug. 8-12, between the outages. The upgrade project will install two new electrical transformers to handle the additional power and cooling demands of new supercomputers, as well as provide redundant power to the datacenter to help avoid unscheduled outages.
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