Educational Clusters

The Research Computing group provides a Redhat Linux based high performance computing environment in support of the educational cirriculum. There are two educational clusters: Mamba and DSBA Hadoop.

 

MAMBA

Mamba is dedicated to supporting the integration of HPC resources into the educational cirriculum.  It is a traditional batch scheduling environment based on PBS (Torque/Moab). It is a scaled down replica of our research cluster environment.

  • 13 nodes / 200 computing cores
  • 8 nodes with
    • dual Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz 8-core processors – E5-2667 v3 or v4
    • 128 GBs RAM (8 GBs / core)
    • EDR infiniband interconnect
  • 4 nodes with
    • dual Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz 8-core processors – E5-2667 v3 or v4
    • 128 GBs RAM (8 GBs / core)
    • EDR infiniband interconnect
    • Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU Accelerator
  • 1 node with
    • dual Intel 2.60GHz 4-core processors – Xeon Silver 4112
    • 192GB RAM (24GB / core)
    • 8 NVIDIA GeForce GTX-1080Ti GPUs
  • 73 TBs dedicated, usable RAID storage (192 TBs raw)
  • Mamba User Notes

 

DSBA HADOOP

The DSBA Hadoop cluster is dedicated to supporting the educational needs within the Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) academic program. the DSBA Hadoop cluster consists of 16 nodes / 192 cores (384 threads) with 290 TBs HDFS storage, and we use Cloudera’s Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) to provide the following Hadoop services: HBase, Hive, Hue, Impala, Oozie, Spark2, Sqoop2, and YARN (w/ MapReduce2).

  • 16 nodes: 8 master / data nodes + 8 worker nodes
  • 8 (Worker/Compute) nodes with
    • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2667 3.20GHz 8-core processors (16 cores ea)
    • 128GB RAM (8 GBs / core)
    • 1 Gbit Ethernet
  • 8 (Master/Data) nodes with
    • Single Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.00GHz 8-core processors (8 cores ea)
    • 64GB RAM (5.3 GBs / core)
    • 36.5TB HDFS/node
    • 10Gbit Ethernet
  • Software versions:
    • Cloudera Distribution of Hadoop (CDH) v6.3.1
    • Hadoop 3.0.0
    • HBase 2.1.0
    • Hive 2.1.1
    • Impala 3.2.0
    • Spark 2.4.0