IG Computer Cluster
The Computer Science and Management Group owns a computer cluster used in different research projects and for teaching activities. Basically, this cluster is an experimental infrastructure used to test distributed systems, parallel programming and high-performance computing on CPU and GPU. Occasionally, this infrastructure is also used by other research groups at the University when they need important computational power.
The cluster IG is mainly composed of two pools of computer units:
- 8 nodes Opteron 244 (bi-processor 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM);
- 10 nodes Xeon L5420 (bi-processor quadri-core 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM).
A computer unit dedicated to GPU computing is also available. It is managed by a Xeon L5420 processor (32 GB RAM) and contains a NVIDIA Tesla S1070 which is able to run 960 parallel threads.
The job sharing between the different researchers and the different projects is managed by the resource manager Sun Grid Engine. This system runs on one of the three units dedicated to the management of network services on the cluster: one is an Opteron 244 and two are Opteron Quad Core 2347.
The whole infrastruture share the storage space of a Sun StorageTek composed of 12 disks of 400GB.
If you plan to use the infrastructure, please contact : email@example.com