Superclusters: TeraClass computing

F. Gilfeather, P. A. Kovatch

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Abstract

The next wave in high performance computing is superclusters. By combining commodity off the shelf parts with a high bandwidth, low latency interconnect, the Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center at The University of New Mexico created a high performance computer at a fraction of the cost of a traditional supercomputer. The Center, along with the National Computational Science Alliance, has proven the concept with its open production Linux supercluster, Roadrunner, and is currently designing a new supercluster with at least 512 processors. Before the implementation of Roadrunner, it was unknown how such a machine would perform in a production environment. In addition, the National Computational Science Alliance and others are expected to propose building Terascale Linux superclusters with thousands of nodes. The Center is also participating in several research projects, including a collaboration with IBM called Vista Azul, to analyze and improve the capabilities and performance of these superclusters. With both production and research superclusters, there are opportunities to study and apply lessons to improve each environment. These new superclusters are integrated nationally and internationally through the Globus Grid Infrastructure and the Virtual Machine Room.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages874-883
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769505902, 9780769505909
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: 14 May 200017 May 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
Volume2

Conference

Conference4th International Conference/Exhibition on High Performance Computing in the Asia-Pacific Region, HPC-Asia 2000
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/05/0017/05/00

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