Birdnest

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    BIRDNEST is a heterogeneous computer cluster consisting of the following:

    1 x birdnest login-server having 12 physical cores (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2643V3) and 192 GB memory.

    1 x goldcrest administration server having 12 physical cores (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2643V3), 192 GB memory 12 x 6 TB Hitachi disks and Intel hardware RAID and battery backup.

    5 x eagle computational servers each having 24 physical cores (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2697V2), 384 GB memory and local SSD storage (250 GB + 800 GB).

    1 x hawk1 computational server having 40 physical cores (2 x Intel Xeon E7-4850), 384 GB memory and local SSD storage.

    1 x kestrel computational server having 12 physical cores (2 x Intel Xeon E5-2643V2), 384 GB memory, local SSD storage (250 GB + 800 GB).

    The backbone consists of 1 Gb/s Ethernet and 20 Gb/s InfiniBand.

    The main computational resource is CPU based with 8-40 physical core computers – far most further have high capacity memory and fast SSD local storage. All servers are tied together via InfiniBand network. One server is dedicated for administration and this also holds 12 state of the art HGST disks each of 6 TB capacity. One server is dedicated for login purposes meaning that all computational resources are protected by this server. AAU-ITS hosts the servers and a maintenance/support/performance plan is being followed to ensure robust operation.

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