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Planck

System Overview

Planck is hybrid GPU-CPU supercomputer similar in architecture to the top hybrid GPU computers in the current Top 500 supercomputer list. The cluster was configured and purchased through USC NSF EPSCOR Track I funds.

  • The Planck cluster combines a mixture of 264 CPU cores and 57 M2070/M1060 Nvidia GPGPU accelerator boards to form a hybrid supercomputer with a theoretical peak performance of 59 Teraflops.
  • Planck has both shared and distributed types of memory: shared among cores on each node and on each GPU, and distributed among the nodes.
  • There are in total 19 compute nodes (228 CPU cores), 9 NVIDIA M2070 (448 core, double precision) and 48 NVIDIA M1060 (240 core, single precision) GPU accelerators.

 

NodeNameCountModelProcessorCPU CoresCacheMemory DDR 1333GPUGPU Cores
Loginc01-c022SL 390 G72.8 GHz Intel Xeon X56601212+12 MB24 GB00
Storagesn011DL 380 G72.8 GHz Intel Xeon X56601212+12 MB24 GB00
Tesla Computeccrcis01-1616SL 390 G72.8 GHz Intel Xeon X56601212+12 MB24 GB(3) M1060240
Fermi Computeccrcis17-193SL 390 G72.8 GHz Intel Xeon X56601212+12 MB24 GB(3) M2070448
  • All the nodes are connected with fast communication, i.e. Infiniband 40 Gb/sec network.
  • Data storage is based on 2 MSA 2312 SAS devices.
  • 4 TB of scratch space (not backed up) and 11 TB of backed up storage.

Please contact rci@sc.edu for planck usage.

Planck User Guide