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System Hardware Specifications

The AU HPC System provides high-speed parallel/distributed data processing and research-dedicated storage with high input-output capabilities. Hardware includes a head node (Dell R710); blade chassis (Dell M1000E: PowerEdge M610 Blade Server); 15 blades each housing 2 Intel hexacore X5650 processors (12 cores each), 24 GB of memory, and a 160 GB SATA hard drive; one node with an Nvidia graphics processing unit (Tesla 2050); Infiniband interconnect; 25 TB 5-node Isilon IQ5400S Network Attached Storage cluster.


Results of LINPACK Benchmarking

T/V N NB P Q Time Gflops
WR03R2R4 200000 240 12 15 3165.20 1.685e+03
||Ax-b||_oo/(eps*(||A||_oo*||x||_oo+||b||_oo)*N)=  0.0017584 ...... PASSED
Finished 1 tests with the following results:
1 tests completed and passed residual checks,
0 tests completed and failed residual checks,
0 tests skipped because of illegal input values.
End of Tests.

Rpeak (theoretical) (180 cores @ 10.664 Gf per core) = 1919.52 Gf
Rmax (actual) = 1685 Gf (87.78% efficiency)


System Software, Related Documents, and Links

Open Source





Enthought Python Distributed




MEGA (Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis)



MrBayes Manual (3.1, PDF)

Muscle User Guide
(3.8, PDF)




OpenBUGS (Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling)




R Project
R Intro (Version 2.13.0, PDF)

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Licensed Software

Load Sharing Facility (LSF)
LSF AU User Guide (PDF)
LSF Commands (PDF)
LSF Submitting Jobs (PDF) 


Matlab Distributed
Matlab AU User Guide

Please (free) installation/licensing via CAS at
Mathematica Software


Stata MP