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minerve

minerve is a 10 node compute cluster located in the Lillibridge Engineering Building on ISU's campus. The cluster is available for use in academic research within the College of Science and Engineering. See the Request Cluster Access page to request access to the cluster.

Hardware Specifications

  1. Head Node/Back-Up Storage Array [Quantity: 2]
    • 4U Rackmount Chassis with 950 Watt Redundant Power Supply
    • (26) Removable Drive Tray / Carriers
    • AMD G34 Chipset Motherboard / Eight & Twelve Core Ready
    • PCI Express x 16 Gen 2.0 Slots Available
    • (2) AMD Magny Core / Eight Core Processors / 2.0 Ghz / Heat Sink & Fans
    • 32.0 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz ECC Registered System Memory
    • (2) 500GB SATA II 7200 RPM Hard Drives (OS Configured for Raid 1)
    • 3Ware 2 Port SATA II Controller
    • (24) 3.0 TB SATA II 7200 RPM RE Rated Hard Drives
    • 3Ware 24 Channel SATA II Controller
    • [26] Hot Swap SATA II Hard Drive Bays
    • RAID Level 5 with Hot Spare (Provides 6TB of accessible storage)
    • Optical Drive
    • (2) 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Adapter on Motherboard
    • 10GIGE CX4 Network Adaptor
  2. Compute Node [Quantity: 10]
    • 1U Rackmount Chassis with 80+ Energy Efficient UL Approved Power Supply
    • AMD G34 Chipset Motherboard / Eight & Twelve Core Ready
    • PCI Express x 16 Gen 2.0 Slots Available
    • (2) AMD Magny Core / Eight Core Processors / 2.0 Ghz
    • 2.0 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz ECC Registered System Memory
    • 1TB SATA II 7200 RPM Hard Drive
    • (2) 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Adaptor on Motherboard
  3. Log In Node [Quantity: 1]
    • 1U Rackmount Chassis with 80+ Energy Efficient UL Approved Power Supply
    • AMD C32 Chipset Motherboard / Four & Six Core CPU Ready
    • PCI Express x 16 Gen 2.0 Slots Available
    • AMD 4122 Four Core Processor / 2.2 Ghz / Heat Sink & Fan
    • 4.0 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz ECC System Memory
    • (2) 500GB SATA II 7200 RPM Hard Drives, software mirrored for MOAB Install
    • (2) 10/100/1000 BaseT Gigabit Network Adapter on Motherboard
  • 11 compute nodes, plus one head node
  • 2x AMD Opteron 6128 on each node, for a total of 2x8 = 16 cores on each

Software

The minerve cluster uses TORQUE Resource Manager to schedule tasks on the compute nodes. GNU and Intel compilers are installed and licensed on the cluster, along with MPICH1, MPICH2, and Open-MPI implementations of MPI for each.

Accessing the Cluster

After requesting access to minerve, the cluster can be accessed via SSH using PuTTY from Windows computers, and OpenSSH from OS X or Linux computers. The cluster is located at the address minerve.cose.isu.edu and uses the default SSH port 22.

Putty can be downloaded here.

OpenSSH is installed by default on most OS X or Linux computers. To access minerve with OpenSSH, use the following command:
ssh -l doejane minerve.cose.isu.edu
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