Hyades is a 24-node cluster equipped with an Infiniband switch for fast internode communication. Each node is an Hewlett-Packard DL140 G3 containing 2 dual-core Intel Xeon processors and 4 GB of RAM (for a total of 96 cores and 96 GB of RAM).
- Why Hyades? Hyades is the nearest open cluster of stars. Our cluster is also ``open'', i.e., it uses open-standards commodity hardware and will be used to run and develop our open-source software.
- Why Infiniband? Infiniband is an open high-performance switched fabric interconnect standard. It is used in a number of TOP 500 supercomputers (including Virginia Tech's System X). Infiniband network has low latency and high throughput needed for demanding computational chemistry applications such as MPQC.
Justus working on Cerebro installation.
Cerebro is the new departmental 1024-core Infiniband cluster. It was funded by an NSF CRIF:MU award CHE-0741927 and engineered by Hewlett-Packard (thanks, Bryan and Keith!). It is located in Andrews Information Systems Building next to System X and has been used for production calculations since October 2009.