HPC Resources/UPT-HPC

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HPC resources of UPT were implemented from an initiative of Albania Ministry of Infrastructure in collaboration with RP of China. It includes three blocks of 8 blade servers and two separate servers interconnected through two Ethernet switch of 1 Gbps. In total the system has 208 cores. Only two of blade blocks are active, the third one is not in use due to technical problems, leaving only 144 active cores. Interconnection is done using two Ethernet switches of 1 Gbps. Two local Ethernet segments are configured, the internal one used for MPI exchanges, the other external for Internet access. Only two separate servers may be accessed from outside using SSH, serving as frontal to access the system. Currently, only minimal software for parallel processing is installed: GCC and MPICH-2. Other open source software may be installed if requested.


Technical Specification

Administrative Data
Short Description Polytechnic University of Tirana HPC Site
Owner Polytechnic University of Tirana
Country Albania
Computational Power
Number of servers 18
Server specification Blade servers SUGON
CPU per server 2 x Intel Quad-core E5506 2.13 GHz
RAM per server 4 GB DDR3 1.333GHz
Total number of CPU-cores 144
Max number of parallel processes 144
Interconnect type Ethernet
Interconnect latency -
Interconnect bandwidth 1 Gbps
Local filesystem type NFS
Total storage (TB) 18 x 146 GB 10K RPM
Accelerators type N/A
Number of cores N/A
Accelerators per server N/A
Servers equipped with accelerators N/A
Peak performance CPU (Tflops) -
Peak performance accelerators (Tflops) -
Peak performance (Tflops) -
Real performance (Tflops) -
Operating system Scientific Linux
Version 6.5
Batch system/scheduler Torque/Hydra
Development tools GNU Compiler, MPICH-2
Libraries -
Applications -
Dedication to VI-SEEM
CPU (percent) 10%
Storage (percent) 10%
Accelerators (percent) N/A
CPU (core-hours per year) 126,144
Storage in TB 1.5
Accelerators (hours per year) N/A
System operational since 2013
Available to the project from PM04
System to be phased out N/A
Interfaces SSH, VNC