Al-salam

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Revision as of 14:42, 17 December 2009

Al-Salam is the working name for the Earlham Computer Science Department's upcoming cluster computer.

At the moment Al-Salam exists only as a $40,000 grant and a growing list of tentative specifications:

Contents

Latest Overarching Questions

Tentative Specifications

Budget

Nodes

Specialty Nodes

Educationally, we could expect to get significant use out of GPGPUs, but the production use is limited. Increasing the variance of the architecture landscape would be a bonus to education.

Network

Disk

OS

Quick breakdown

ION #61116 ION #61164 SM #174536 Newegg #1
CPU 72 2.4GHz Intel E5530 80 2.4GHz Intel E5530 80 2.4GHz Intel E5530 128 2.4GHz Intel E5530
RAM 108GB PC3-10600 120GB PC3-10600 120GB DDR3-1333 192GB DDR3-1333
GPU 2 Tesla C1060 2 Tesla C1060 2 Tesla C1060 None
Local disk Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared chassis No Yes Yes No
Remote mgmt No No IPMI No
Size (just nodes) 9U 6U 6U 16U
Price $33,173.20 $33,054.30 $30,078.00 $32,910.56

ION Computer Systems Quotation #61116

ION Computer Systems Quotation #61164

Silicon Mechanics Quote #174536

Newegg Quote #1

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