CSL: Facilities: Cluster Computers

CSL: Facilities: Cluster Computers

The C. S. Department maintains a small cluster of 57 (1460 cores) machines for general computing. The machines are in a round-robin DNS configuration, and can be accessed by using the alias linux.cs.duke.edu. The cluster is comprised of the following machine configurations:

10x Tensor TXR231-1000R D126 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v4 @ 2.40GHz (512GB RAM - 40 cores). Each of the machines has 1 Nvidia Tesla P100.

  • linux41
  • linux42
  • linux43
  • linux44
  • linux45
  • linux46
  • linux47
  • linux48
  • linux49
  • linux50

3x Quantum TXR430-0512R Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz (256GB RAM - 32 cores) with 10GB interconnects. Each of the machines has 4 Nvidia Tesla K80s.

  • gpu-compute1
  • gpu-compute2
  • gpu-compute3

4x Quantum TXR113-1000R Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v4 @ 2.40GHz (256GB RAM - 40 cores) with 10GB interconnects. Each of the machines has 4 Nvidia Tesla P100s.

  • gpu-compute4
  • gpu-compute5
  • gpu-compute6
  • gpu-compute7

2x Dell R610 with 2x E5540 Xeon Processor, 2.53GHz 8M Cache (96GB RAM - 8 cores)

  • linux29.cs.duke.edu
  • linux30.cs.duke.edu

10x Dell R730 with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 2.4GHz,25M Cache (256GB RAM - 40 hyperthreaded cores)

  • linux31.cs.duke.edu
  • linux32.cs.duke.edu
  • linux33.cs.duke.edu
  • linux34.cs.duke.edu
  • linux35.cs.duke.edu
  • linux36.cs.duke.edu
  • linux37.cs.duke.edu
  • linux38.cs.duke.edu
  • linux39.cs.duke.edu
  • linux40.cs.duke.edu

10x Dell R610 with 2 E5640 Xeon Processor, 2.66GHz 12M Cache (64GB RAM - 8 hyperthreaded cores)

  • linux1.cs.duke.edu
  • linux2.cs.duke.edu
  • linux3.cs.duke.edu
  • linux4.cs.duke.edu
  • linux5.cs.duke.edu
  • linux6.cs.duke.edu
  • linux7.cs.duke.edu
  • linux8.cs.duke.edu
  • linux9.cs.duke.edu
  • linux10.cs.duke.edu

10x Dell R620 with 2 Xeon(R) CPU E5-2695 v2 @ 2.40GHz 30M Cache (256GB RAM - 48 hyperthreaded cores)

  • linux11.cs.duke.edu
  • linux12.cs.duke.edu
  • linux13.cs.duke.edu
  • linux14.cs.duke.edu
  • linux15.cs.duke.edu
  • linux16.cs.duke.edu
  • linux17.cs.duke.edu
  • linux18.cs.duke.edu
  • linux19.cs.duke.edu
  • linux20.cs.duke.edu

8x Dell R610 with 2 E5540 Xeon Processor, 2.53GHz 8M Cache (48GB RAM - 8 cores)

  • linux21.cs.duke.edu
  • linux22.cs.duke.edu
  • linux23.cs.duke.edu
  • linux24.cs.duke.edu
  • linux25.cs.duke.edu
  • linux26.cs.duke.edu
  • linux27.cs.duke.edu
  • linux28.cs.duke.edu

The machines are set up to use Sun Grid Engine for batch job submission. Please see the lab instructions for using this system. The compute cluster machines are on a 3-4 year replacement cycle, so any machine in the cluster should be no more than four years old. You can use the program cluster_scan or qstat to monitor the cluster.

Please be aware that compute cluster machines are not backed up. Users should copy any important data to filesystems that are backed up to avoid losing data. In addition, try to be cognizant that this is a shared resource. Please minimize the network traffic for shared resources like disk space. If you need to read and write lots of data, please copy that to local disks, compute the results, and store the results on longer term storage.