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Supercomputing

Submission + - how we built a supercomputer in 24hrs (youtube.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Time lapse video of students and postdocs at the University of Zurich constructing the zBox4 supercomputer. The machine has a theoretical compute capacity of ~1% of the human brain and will be used for simulating the formation of stars, planets and galaxies.
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how we built a supercomputer in 24hrs

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  • Hardware: CPUs: 384 Intel Xeon E5-2660 (8 cores @ 2.2 GHz, 95 W), 3072 cores in total Main Boards: 192 Supermicro X9DRT-IBQF (2 CPUs per node) on-board QDR Infiniband RAM: Hynix DDR3-1600, 4 GB/core, 64 GB/node, 12.3 TB in total SSD: 192 OCZ 128 GB high performance Vertex 4 drives, 24.6 TB in Total HPC Network: QLogic/Intel QDR Infiniband in 2:1 fat tree (9 leaf and 3 core switches) Gbit Ethernet and seerate dedicated 100 Mbit management networks Power usage (full load): 44 kW Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.5m x

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