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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)


Zorro Software


Canopy Python Distributed





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)


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


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Matlab Distributed
Matlab AU User Guide

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