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Sciblade - Hardware configuration


  1. Master Nodes - 2 master nodes. Each consists of:
    • Model : Dell PowerEdge 1950 server
    • CPU : Intel Xeon E5450 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processors x 2
    • Memory : 16GB DDR2 667MHz
    • Hard Disk : 2.5" 73GB SAS HDD x 2
  2. I/O nodes - 3 I/O nodes. Each consists of:
    • Model : Dell PowerEdge 2950 server
    • CPU : Intel Xeon E5450 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processors x 2
    • Memory : 16GB DDR2 667MHz
    • Hard Disk : 2.5" 73GB SAS HDD x 2
    • Sharing 3TB storage from Dell PE MD3000
  3. Compute Nodes - 256 compute nodes. Each consists of:
    • Model : Dell PowerEdge M600 blade server
    • CPU : Intel Xeon E5450 2.66GHz Quad-Core Processors x 2
    • Memory : 16GB DDR2 667MHz
    • Hard Disk : 2.5" 73GB SAS HDD
    • Interconnected via InfiniBand network interface
  4. Blade Chassis - 16 blade chassis
    • Model : Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure
    • Each consists of 16 compute nodes
  5. Network
    • TCP/IP : Dell PowerConnect 6248 (Gigabit ethernet) x 2
    • Interconnect : Qlogic SilverStorm 9120 Switch
  6. Connecting master nodes and I/O nodes
    • Dell AS-180 KVM Switch
    • Dell 17FP Rack console
  7. Battery Backup
    • Emerson Liebert Nxa 120kVA UPS


Top: Dell PowerEdge M600 blade servers
Bottom:Qlogic SilverStorm 9120 IB Switch
Right: Emerson Liebert Nxa 120kVA UPS


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