Distributed Execution Network Lab (DEN)

Usage:

Classes that use the Distributed Execution Network lab:

Equipment:

  • Servers: (firewall, administration)

    • P4 2.4Ghz CPU, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB SCSI, dual NICs
    • GPC PC w/ P4 1.5Ghz CPU, 256 MB RAM, 80 GB SCSI
    • Dual PIII 650 Mhz CPUs, 256 MB RAM, 180 GB SCSI and 25 GB SCSI
    • Penguin w/ quad PIII Xeon 700Mhz CPUs, 2 GB RAM, 20 GB SCSI, dual NICs
  • Cluster: (compute engine)

    • (4) Penguin w/ dual PIII 866Mhz CPUs, 256 MB RAM, 30 GB SCSI
    • (8) Dual PIII 650Mhz CPUs, 512 MB RAM, 30 GB SCSI.
  • 3D CAVE machine: (virtual reality platform)

    • Dual AMD Opteron 246, 1GB RAM, NVidia Quadro GPU.
    • Two Panasonic DLP PT-D3500U projector
  • Grunwulf: (energy-efficient portable cluster)

    • (6) Intel Atom CPU (1.2GHz), 1GB RAM, 10/100 NICs.
    • Head node has an additional gigabit NIC.
    • All nodes connected to gigabit-capable switch and 8-port belkin omni-view KVM and share an 80 GB hard drive.
  • Seawolf

    • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ (2.3 GHz), 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard drive
    • (2) GeForce 8800GTS GPUs w/128 stream processors
    • Zalman Reserator XT water cooling kit
    • 1250W modular power supply.
  • Network:

    • Cisco 24-port 1 Gb/sec between switches; 100 Mb/sec to servers
    • Seawolf and Grunwulf share a Linksys BEFSR41 router.
  • Miscellaneous and spare equipment:

    • Belkin 16-port KVM
    • Belkin 8-port KVM
  • Numerous PCs used for server replacement and ad hoc clusters

    • (2) P4 (3.0GHz) w/ 512MB RAM
    • (2) Dual Xeon (3.0GHz) w/ 512 MB RAM
    • P4 (2.8GHz) w/ 512MB RAM
    • P4 (2.4GHz) w/ 512MB RAM
    • (2) AMD Athlon 3000+ w/ 512MB RAM
  • Various Parts:

    • Motherboards
    • RAM
    • Disk drives
    • Floppy drives
    • ZIP drives
    • CD drives
    • DVD drives
    • NICs
    • sound cards
    • video cards
  • Ethernet and KVM switches
  • High-end graphical system designed to use shader languages for SIMD-based parallel processing.
  • (2) Xilinx Vertex-II FPGA (field-programmable gate array) systems for experimentation with reconfigurable computing.

Software:

All of the software developed, and most software used, in the DEN is free and open source. Some commercial software is used for specific projects. Installations include:
Operating System: several flavors of Linux, a Solaris system, and a machine running Windows XP.

Scheduler: Torque and Maui batch scheduling systems.

Cluster Management: ROCKS and Windows Compute Cluster.

Development:

  • Linux LAMP suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio development tools
  • Portland Group OpenMP compiler
  • OpenMPI compiler
  • Intel compiler

Productivity: OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio.

Monitoring: ganglia, Intel Vtune.

Bioinformatics Applications: Bioperl, Bio roll, PC-based

Graphics: Ogre, 3ds Discreet Max, CUDA