Installation to Production of a Large-Scale General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) Cluster at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory: Thufir
Final rept. Jun 2011-Jan 2013
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE
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This report documents the installation, acceptance testing, vendor interactions, and final system acceptance for production usage of a dedicated high performance computing project investment that was installed at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory facilities on the Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD. The uniqueness of this system lies in the use of the low latency 10 GigE gigabit Ethernet network fabric, many-core AMD Opteron central processing units CPUs, Nvidia Fermi graphics processing unties GPUs, and a mixture of CPU-only and CPUGPU nodes. The final accepted production system is stable and capable of nearly 1 PetaFLOPS 1012 floating-point operations per second of single precision performance.
- Computer Hardware
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods