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the greatest of the Great Lakes
and built with
Rocks Cluster Distribution 6.1.1
(with CentOS 6.3), Superior is a
shared high-performance computing cluster.
It is used for a wide variety of research projects, and provides 32 TFLOPS of CPU and 13 TFLOPS of GPU computing capacity. A schematic representation of Superior's layout is available here.
Superior has one front end, two login nodes, one 48 TB RAID60 NAS node serving the
72 traditional CPU compute nodes
[each having 16 CPU cores (Intel Sandy Bridge
E5-2670 2.60 GHz) and 64 GB RAM] and
5 GPU compute nodes [each having 16 CPU cores
(Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 2.60 GHz), 64 GB RAM
and 4 NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs]
for use by all researchers.
A Gigabit ethernet backend network serves the administrative needs of this cluster, and a 56 Gbps InfiniBand network serves its computing needs.
Originally started by National Partnership for
Advanced Computing Infrastructure and
San Diego Supercomputer Center
and called NPACI Rocks,
Rocks Cluster Distribution
is aimed at making every aspect (deploy, manage,
upgrade and scale) of high performance computing
Rocks is supported by the National Science Foundation, under grants OCI-0721623 and OCI-1032778.
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