Saturday, January 10, 2015

Flux Adds New 20 core Nodes

Flux has been expanded to include 126 new nodes. These are IBM* NeXtScale based systems.  Each Chassis holds 12 nx360 M4 nodes.

Details are:

  • 2 x 10 core 2.8 Ghz Intel E5-2680v2
  • 90+ GB of DDR 1866Mhz RAM
  • FDR** Infiniband
A clever eye may notice that 126 nodes does not evenly divide into chassis that hold 12 nodes. Under FoE we operate some additional nodes totaling 156.

*IBM has sense sold their x86 line to Linovo
** While the servers have FDR adaptors, the fabric it connects to is still QDR based and will perform as such.