Super Computer at CERN

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Super Computer at CERN

IBM’s supercomputer, located in the Innovation and Information Technologies Center, was established in 2007. Having ranked 13th amongst the universities in the world with its computation speed and capacity.

Specifications: Cluster 1
Node Model: IBM Blade HS21 XM
Number of Nodes / Cores: 160 / 1280
Processor: Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz
Total Memory: 25,6 TB total, 2 GB per Core
Total Storage: 25 TB
Interconnect: Infiniband 4x 20 GB/sec
Operating System: SLES 10 Service Pack 2
Performance Value: Rmax (Gflops) 9243.89 – Rpeak (Gflops) 11945
Back-up Unit: TS3310 – 94 slot / 94 x 800 = 75.2 TB
Queue Management: LoadLeveler 3.4.3.1
Node Management: CSM 1.7.0
File System: GPFS 3.2.1
Web interface: http://innovation.neu.edu.tr

Specifications: Cluster 2

Node Model: IBM Blade QS20
Number of Nodes: 8
Processor: 3.2 GHz Cell BE (2 processors per node)
Total Memory: 1 GB XDRAM (per node)
Total Storage: 15 TB
Interconnect: Infiniband 4x 20 GB/sec
Operating System: Fedora 8
Back-up Unit: TS3310 – 94 slot / 94 x 800 = 75.2 TB

Specifications: Cluster 3
Node Model: IBM A-pro
Number of Nodes: 5
Processor: AMD Opteron 285 2.6GHz (2 per node)
Total Memory: 4 GB (per node)
Total Storage: 25 TB
GPU-Unit: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500
Interconnect: Infiniband 4x 20 GB/sec
Operating System: RedHat AS 4.0 Update 3
Back-up Unit: TS3310 – 94 slot / 94 x 800 = 75.2 TB

Specifications: Softwares

  • Matlab Distributed Compute Engine;
  • Intel C++ Compiler v10.1
  • Intel Fortran Compiler v10.1
  • Intel MKL Cluster Edition v10.0
  • OpenMPI v1.2.6
  • Mvapich v1.0.1
  • Mvapich2 v1.0.3

The supercomputer not only provides free services to research projects of all universities in Turkey and in Turkic republics, but also holds major championships in global projects.

Current Projects

  • Help Conquer Cancer (World Community Grid)
  • CERN Big Bang
  • Bilkent Matrix Project
  • NEU Oil Price Forecast
  • [email protected] (World Community Grid)
  • Nutritious Rice for the World (World Community Grid)