Final Report: A Transitional Computational Platform to Migrate Parachute Simulation from Workstation to HPC
Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,31 Jul 2016
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK STONY BROOK United States
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Supported by the DURIP grant W911NF-15-1-0403 for A Transitional Computational Platform to Migrate Parachute Simulation from Workstation to HPC, we purchased a parallel cluster from the Advanced Cluster Technologies, Inc.. This parallel cluster is named Intruder, after a type of sports parachute. It consists of one head node, 21 computing nodes 20 CPU Central Processing Unit nodes and 1 GPU Graphic Processing Unit node, connected with 56Gbs InfiniBand and 1000MBs Ethernet. Each node was populated with dual Eight-Core Intel E5-2630v3 Haswell 2.4GHz processors with different size of RAM Random-access Memory and Storage. The head node and compute node have 32GBof RAM for each, and the GPU node has 128GB of RAM. A 32TB of network file system using RAID6 Redundant Array of Independent Disks is installed in the head node, and is shared with other nodes. Each node also has a clone of the operation system on its local disk 2TB SSD on head node, 1TB SATA drive on compute nodes, and 240GB SSD on GPU node. The parallel computing can be further accelerated by including the GPU node, which contains seven NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs with 12GB of RAM for each device.
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