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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)


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