The Storrs HPC cluster is comprised of multiple generations of Intel Xeon-based server platforms, interconnected with a parallel file system, all backed by a high-speed low-latency Infiniband fabric. The cluster nodes run a Linux operating system, along with hundreds of scientific computing applications.
|CPU Architecture||Intel Xeon x64|
|Shared Storage||1PB Parallel Storage|
|Accelerators||NVIDIA GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi|
|Operating System||Linux (Red Hat)|
|Peak Performance||250 Teraflops|
|Campus Connection||20Gbps Ethernet|
Data Storage Options
The Storrs HPC cluster has a number of data storage options to meet various needs. There is a high-speed scratch file system, which allows parallel file writing from all compute nodes. All users also get a persistent home directory, and groups of users can request private shared folders. Once data is no longer needed for computation, it should be transferred off of the cluster to a permanent data storage location. To meet this need, the university offers a data archival service that features over three petabytes of capacity. Data transfer to permanent locations should be done via the web-based Globus service.
For more information about data storage options, please refer to our Data Storage Guide.