Hardware and Architecture (bwForCluster Chemistry)

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1 System Architecture

1.1 Common Hardware Features

A total of 444 compute nodes plus 10 nodes for login, admin and visualization purposes.

  • Processor: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2630v3 Prozessor (Haswell, 8-Core, 2.4 GHz)
  • 1x QDR InfiniBand HCA, single Port, Intel TrueScale

There are three types of compute nodes:

  • 224 Diskless nodes
    • 128 GB RAM
  • 204 SSD nodes
    • 128 GB RAM
    • 4x 240 GB Enterprise SSD (RAID 0, ~1TB)
  • 16 large-memory nodes
    • 512 GB RAM
    • 4x 480 GB Enterprise SSD (RAID 0, ~2TB)