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  • Jonathan Glines
    October 2, 2012
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plexi

plexi is a 14 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 [Quantity: 1]
    • (2) AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128
    • 2 sockets, 8 cores per socket, 16 cores total
    • 32GB of registered memory
    • 2 port OS storage controller with 500GB RAID-0 storage
    • 24 port main storage controller with 34TB RAID-6 storage
    • 10GIGE CX4 Network Adaptor for communicating with nodes
    • (2) Gigabit Ethernet on motherboard
  2. Compute Node [Quantity: 14]
    • (2) AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6128
    • 2 sockets, 8 cores per socket, 16 cores total
    • 32GB of registered memory
    • 1TB OS storage
    • Access to 34TB storage on head node
    • (2) Gigabit Ethernet on motherboard
    • Accessing the Cluster
After requesting access to plexi, 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 plexi.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 plexi with OpenSSH, use the following command:
ssh -l doejane plexi.cose.isu.edu
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