Supercomputer

Our 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. If you need an account on Bruce, please contact our System Administrator, Jacob Corkran. A User Guide for Bruce will be available soon.
Dell PowerEdge Blade System
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