Supercomputer

Dell PowerEdge Blade SystemOur supercomputer, nicknamed “Bruce”, is a Dell PowerEdge Blade System. The system was funded by an MRI grant from the National Science Foundation and housed in Burdick Hall. A user guide for Bruce is available here.

System Specifications:

Head Node (1)

  • Server: PowerEdge R740XD Server
  • CPU: Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6126 2.6G, 12C/24T, 10.4GT/s , 19.25M Cache, Turbo, HT (125W) DDR4-2666
  • Memory: 96GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM
  • Harddrive:
    • OS: 2 x 240GB SSD SATA 6Gbps 512e 2.5in Flex Bay Drives in Raid 1 (mirrored) for a total of 240GB of storage
    • Storage: 12 x 4TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gpbs 512n 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drives in RAID 6 (double parity) for a total of 40TB of storage. This RAID configuration gives 10x read speed, but no write speed gain.

Compute Nodes (7)

  • Server: PowerEdge R440 Server
  • CPU: Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6126 2.6G, 12C/24T, 10.4GT/s , 19.25M Cache, Turbo, HT (125W) DDR4-2666
  • Memory: 96GB DDR4 2666MHz DRAM
  • Harddrive:
    • OS: 1 x 120GB SSD SATA Boot 6Gbps 512n 2.5in Hot-plug Drive, 1 DWPD, 219 TBW
    • Storage: None

Total: 8 nodes, 16 CPUs (192 cores), 768GB RAM, 40TB of storage