Compute Resources

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Computing Resources

The data center in the CMRR has over 100 servers to handle the post-processing, analysis and storage of the enormous amount of data generated by the 9 MR scanners operating in the building.   

Data Storage

43 Unix servers provide NFS file sharing with a total of over 2.6 Petabytes of RAID data storage (1.1 Petabytes used) and additional 1.2 Petabytes is used for ZFS snapshot backups.   A scalable HP (Palo Alto, California) StoreEver MSL6480 Tape Library is used for automated backups and is currently configured with 80 tape slots and  4 Tape Drives for LTO6 tapes each with a capacity of 6.25TB native.

Compute Nodes

Thirty (30) of the CMRR servers are compute nodes, with an aggregate of over 1500 CPU cores and 8 TB of memory where the three largest single compute server nodes has 72 cores and 512GB of memory plus 28 additional high performance compute nodes with at least 128GB of memory. Many of these HPC nodes are equipped with GPU cards including 4 of them that each have a quad Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs configuration providing a peak double precision performance of over 6 Teraflops for accelerated computations which is becoming indispensable for the computation loads demands by both RF simulations and multichannel reconstruction.