IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OFF-CAMPUS CONNECTIONS: Both Grace and HPC clusters require that all logins are routed through the UEA campus network. To achieve this from off campus, you must first connect to the UEA vpn - vpn.uea.ac.uk.
Further guidance for VPN connections for your device is available from the online wiki.
Grace - UEA's High Performance Compute Cluster
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Building on the successful provision of High Performance Computing resources to the research community at UEA for a number of years, in 2010 the Research and Specialist Computing Services looked to develop an on-going partnership with a HPC provider. Viglen Ltd share UEA's goals of developing High Performance Computing, and we are excited to engage in developing a true collaborative partnership to evolve Research Computing at UEA to be at the forefront of the new hi-tech Britain. This included meeting a number of challenges: Provide effective and reliable HPC resource fitting the research communities requirements with a focus on sustainable IT as well as accessibility and usability.
Grace Technical Specifications
A Total of 4784 CPU cores and 896 GPU cores
Running Red Hat compatible Centos 5.8 and the powerful Platform LSF workload manager consists of:
32 Ivy Bridge Dual 10 core E5-2670V2 2.5GHz processor systems (20 cores) with 64GB of RAM
132 Sandybridge dual 8 core Intel E5-2670 2.6GHz processor systems (16 cores) with 32GB of RAM
160 Westmere dual 6 core Intel X5650 2.66GHz processor systems (12 cores) with 24GB of RAM
8 Westmere dual 6 core Intel X5650 2.66GHz processor systems (12 cores) with 48GB of RAM
1 Westmere quad 4 core intel E7440 processor system (16 cores) with 128GB of Ram
A large Quad Data Rate Infiniband communication Network of 160 nodes – 2464 parallel cores