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Low-power Cluster at CNAF

The cluster is made of two sub-clusters:

  • A 32bit ARM based cluster with 1 Gb/s interconnection

  • A 64bitcluster based on intel low power SOCS with 10Gb/s interconnection


The ARM cluster is composed by 8 NVIDIA JETSON TK1, 4 NVIDIA JETSON TX1, two ODROID-XU3. 1 CUBIEBORD, 1 SABREBOARD, 1 ARNDALE OCTA board. Boards are interconnected with standard 1Gb/s ethernet.

The 64bit INTEL cluster is composed by 4 mini-ITX boards with the C2750 AVOTON SoC plus 4 mini-ITX motherboard based on the new XEOND-1540 CPU plus 4 N3700-ITX boards, plus 2 J4205 PENTIUM boards. Interconnection are based on 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s ethernet.

The Network prototype cluster in Rome

The cluster is composed by standard high-end servers and low-power servers equipped with last generation FPGAs