The New Frontier Initiative’s Hydro system is a compute cluster focused on supporting research and development related to national security and preparedness as well as research in other domains. The Hydro cluster combines a current OS and software stack, up to 384 GB of memory per node, 40 Gb/s WAN bandwidth, and direct access to two Lustre-based parallel filesystems (/home and /projects).
The system is composed of 40 nodes, together making available 496 Intel Sandy Bridge cores and 560 AMD Rome & Milan cores with over 20TB aggregate system memory, as well as 18 NVIDIA 80GB A100 GPUs. All nodes are connected to 4 PB of Lustre-based parallel storage across two filesystems.
FDR Infiniband connects the storage, while 40Gbe and 100Gbe connect the nodes to the internet. Both IB and Ethernet networks are usable by MPI communications.
The software environment includes:
Hydro documentation can be found here. For technical support, email firstname.lastname@example.org
System Management & Development Lead
NFI Executive Director