iForge cluster | National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

iForge cluster

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iForge is a high-performance computing cluster designed specifically for NCSA’s industry partners. It features three distinct hardware platforms, each configured for different computational needs.

Distinct Hardware Platforms of iForge
CPU Intel "Ivy Bridge"
Xeon E5 v2 2680
10-core CPU, 3.2 GHz
25 MB L3 cache
AMD "Abu Dhabi"
Opteron 6380
8-core CPU, 3.4 GHz
16 MB L3 cache
Intel "Ivy Bridge"
Xeon E7 v2 4890
15-core CPU, 3.2 GHz
37.5 MB L3 cache
Cores/Node 20 32 60
Total Nodes 144 18 2
Total Cores 2,880 576 120
FLOPS/Node 496 GFLOPs 640 GFLOPs 1,536 GFLOPs
Memory/Node 64 or 256 GB, 1.86 GHz 256 GB, 1.6 GHz 1.5 TB, 1.6 GHz
Memory/Core 3.2 or 12.8 GB 8 GB 25.6 GB
Memory Bandwidth 120 GB/sec 102 GB/sec 205 GB/sec
Storage 700 TB on network filesystem (IBM GPFS)
Interconnect QDR InfiniBand (PCIe 3.0), 40 Gb/sec bandwidth, 100 ns latency
OS Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (other OSes upon request)

For more information on iForge, download the user documentation PDF.