Architecture

The UMass shared high performance computer cluster consists of 14376 cores (Intel and AMD) with 660TBs of high performance EMC Isilon X series storage and 513TBs of Farline storage. The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Cluster is located in Holyoke MA and provide computing to the five University of Massachusetts Campuses.

The UMass  High Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) consists of the following hardware:

  • an FDR based Infiniband (IB) network and a 10GE network for the storage environment
  • nine (42) GPU nodes (Intel with 256GB RAM) with two NVIDIA Tesla C2075 - GPU computing processor - Tesla C2075 - 6 GB GDDR5 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 units or K80 GPUs
  • thirteen AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 6380 based Dell chassis with 64 cores / 512GB RAM per blade (48 blades)
  • seven AMD (2x AMD Opteron 6278, 2.4GHz, 16C, Turbo CORE, 16M L2/16M L3, 1600Mhz) based Dell chassis with 64 cores / 512GB RAM per blade (42 blades)
  • three Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v3 @ 2.30GHz, QPI, Turbo, 20c
  • nine Intel (Xeon E5-2650 2.00GHz, 20M Cache, 8.0GT/s QPI, Turbo, 8C, 95W, Max Mem 1600MHz) based chassis with 16 cores / 196GB RAM per blade (16 blades)
  • two SGI UV200 with 512 Intel (Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600) cores and 4TBs of fully addressable memory
  • one AMD based Dell chassis with 128 cores Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2376 and 256GB RAM
  • three Intel (six-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67GHz ) based Dell chassis with 12 cores / 48GB RAM per blade (16 blades)

The HPC environment runs the IBM Platform LSF scheduling software for job management. The environment is supported by the Worcester campus Research Computing group..

The cluster is available to all UMass researchers. Visit the UMass HPCC Wiki for detailed information about using the cluster, including available software and training materials.