Computational Resources


High Performance Computing Access

QUEST2 Nodes

  • Number of nodes: 21
  • CPU model name: Hexacore Intel Westmere Xeon processors
  • CPU MHz: 2660
  • Number of cores per node: 12
  • Memory : 48GB
  • Interconnect: Infiniband
  • Operating system: Red Hat Enterprise 6.4
  • Job scheduler : Moab

Linux Clusters

Wolverton research group has four linux clusters from Microway and all except one are located at Tech LG87, with the exception at 2020 Ridge. Total number of CPU cores is 1008.
Administrators of the clusters are Logan, Tony and Scott. The access to guerrero is limited to on-campus, so that one needs to use VPN to get connected from off-campus. Upon request, an ip-address of group member can be added to the /etc/hosts.

Victoria

  • Number of nodes: 36
  • CPU model name: Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2220 (Barcelona)
  • CPU MHz: 2800
  • Number of cores per node: 4

    Linux clusters located at Tech LG87. Josquin, Byrd, and Victoria from left to right.
  • Memory : 16GB (4GB/core)
  • Interconnect: Infiniband
  • Operating system: CentOS 6.4
  • Job scheduler : torque/maui
  • Ganglia

Josquin

  • Number of nodes: 36
  • CPU model name: Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2354 (Barcelona)
  • CPU MHz: 2200
  • Number of cores per node: 8
  • Memory : 16GB (2GB/core)
  • Interconnect: Infiniband
  • Operating system: CentOS 6.4
  • Job scheduler : torque/maui
  • Ganglia

Byrd

  • Number of nodes: 36
  • CPU model name: Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2354 (Barcelona)
  • CPU MHz: 2200
  • Number of cores per node: 8
  • Memory : 16GB (2GB/core)
  • Interconnect: Infiniband
  • Operating system: CentOS 6.4
  • Job scheduler : torque/maui
  • Ganglia

Palestrina

  • Number of nodes: 36
  • CPU model name: Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2378 (Shanghai)
  • CPU MHz: 2400
  • Number of cores per node: 8
  • Memory : 16GB (2GB/core)
  • Interconnect: Infiniband
  • Operating system: CentOS 6.4
  • Job scheduler : torque/maui
  • Ganglia

SMP Machines

Wolverton research group also has three small SMP machines for classes and simple calculations. Two are currently located at Bodeen. Morales is being shared with Dr. Kathleen Stair for her undergraduate labs, so please try to minimize use of morales during the class. Larue is primarily devoted to hosting our high-throughput DFT database, the OQMD, and is located in the students office, Tech EG27. 
* Number of cores: 6
* Number of threads: 12
* CPU model name:  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2440
* CPU MHz: 2400
* Memory : 32GB
* Operating system: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
* Model: Dell PowerEdge T420 (tech spec sheet from Dell is here)
* Service Tag: B8MJCY1
* Express Service Code: 24466189897

Guerrero

* Number of cores: 8
* CPU model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5320 (Clovertown)
* CPU MHz: 1861.989
* Memory : 16GB
* Operating system: Gentoo
* Job scheduler : torque/maui

Morales

* Number of cores: 8
* CPU model name: Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2354 (Shanghai)
* CPU MHz: 2211.329
* Memory : 16GB
* Operating system: Gentoo
* Job scheduler : torque/maui

External Allocations

Quest: Northwestern's High Performance Computing System

  • Reseach Allocations up to 450,000 SUs
  • Special Allocations 450,000+ SUs
  • Quaterly review cycles: March 1, June 1, Sept 1, Dec 1

NERSC: National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center

  • Group allocation of 2.5 million hours
  • Annual review cycle (deadline near end of September)