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Sun Constellation Linux Cluster

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:49 am

Sun Constellation Linux Cluster - Currently The World's 2nd Fastest Computer! - Supercomputer




System Name: Ranger
Host Name: ranger.tacc.utexas.edu
IP Address: 129.114.50.163
Operating System: Linux
Number of Nodes: 3,936
Number of Processing Cores: 62,976
Total Memory: 123TB
Peak Performance: 504TFlops (OMG! Shocking Whoa )
Total Disk: 1.73PB (shared) . . . 31.4TB (local)


Description:

“Ranger” is the largest computing system in the world for open science research. As the first of the new NSF Track2 HPC acquisitions, this system provides unprecedented computational capabilities to the national research community and ushers in the petascale science era. Ranger will enable breakthrough science that has never before been possible, and will provide groundbreaking opportunities in computational science & technology research – from parallel algorithms to fault tolerance, from scalable visualization to nextgeneration programming languages.

Ranger went into production on February 4, 2008 using Linux (based on a CentOS distribution). The system components are connected via a full-CLOS InfiniBand interconnect. Eighty-two compute racks house the quad-socket compute infrastructure, with additional racks housing login, I/O, and general management hardware. Compute nodes are provisioned using local storage. Global, high-speed file systems will be provided, using the Lustre file system, running across 72 I/O servers. Users will interact with the system via four dedicated login servers, and a suite of eight high-speed data servers. Resource management for job scheduling will be provided with Sun Grid Engine (SGE).

Any researcher at a U.S. institution can submit a proposal to request an allocation of cycles on the system. The request must describe the research, justify the need for such a powerful system to achieve new scientific discoveries, and demonstrate that the proposer's team has the expertise to utilize the resource effectively.
· 90% of the system is dedicated to the TeraGrid (http://www.teragrid.org)
· 5% of the system is allocable to Texas higher education institutions
· 5% of the system is allocable to industry through TACC’s Science & Technology Affiliates for Research (STAR) Program

For more information about using Ranger, see the Ranger User Guide.


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Re: Sun Constellation Linux Cluster

Post by Agent Cosmic on Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:48 am

Superb!




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Re: Sun Constellation Linux Cluster

Post by TeReX on Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:50 am

wow... i am already drooling... Please (puppy eyes)

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Re: Sun Constellation Linux Cluster

Post by rattakua on Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:54 am

wow!504TFlops!!!! OMG!!! Shocking Whoa

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