facilities @ ppg

The Parallel Processing Group has local access to a wide variety of parallel systems including:

  • Multicore / multiprocessors:
    • A custom built 24-core server
      • » CPUs: 2 x AMD Opteron 6166 (12 cores each)
      • » Memory: 16 GBytes
    • An Intel SR6850HW4 server
      (a generous donation to the PPG by Intel Corporation).
      • » CPUs: 4 x Intel Xeon 7000 Paxville @ 3GHz (2 hyperthreaded cores per CPU)
      • » Memory: 8 GBytes
    • An assortment of 2- to 8-core workstations.
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  • Clusters:
    • A 16-node cluster with SUN X4100 nodes and GBit Ethernet interconnections
      • » 2 CPUs per node, 2 cores per CPU (AMD Opteron 200 series)
    • A 200-node cluster with ~ 1TiB memory
      • » 2 CPUs per node (AMD Opteron 200 series)
      • » High-capacity GBit Ethernet switch (> 380Gbps)
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  • GPUs, accelerators:
    • NVIDIA GPUs
    • ATI GPUs
    • A Parallella-16 board by Adapteva
      • » 2-core ARM host + 16-core Epiphany III coprocessor
    • A Parallella-64 board by Adapteva
      • » 2-core ARM host + 64-core Epiphany IV coprocessor
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  • Legacy:
    • SGI Origin 2000
      (48 x MIPS R10000 @ 250Mhz + 16 x MIPS R12000 @ 300MHz)
    • SGI Origin 200 (4 x MIPS R12000 @ 360Mhz)
    • Compaq Proliant ML570 SMP (4 x Intel PIII Xeon @ 700Mhz)

In addition, the group has remote access to larger and specialized systems, through its international partnerships and collaborator network.