VSC-1 – retired

VSC-1 is retired, it went out of service by the end of March 2015.

 

VSC-1 was set up in 2009 with an investment of almost 2 million Euros. It was located in the Freihaus building of TU Wien and ranked 156th in the November 2009 TOP500 list.

 

Press coverage on VSC-1

 

Opens external link in new windowVSC-1 in the TOP500 list (Rank 156 in November 2009)

Hard- and Software

  • 436 compute nodes Sun Fire x2270
    each equipped with 2 processors (Opens external link in new windowIntel Xeon X5550 Nehalem, 2.66 GHz, 4 cores)
    24 GB of memory (1333 MHz DDR3) and a disk (S-ATA) of 500 GB
    total number of available processor cores = 3488

  • 40 compute nodes Supermicro Twin2 (extension)
    each equipped with 2 processors (Opens external link in new windowIntel Xeon X5650 Westmere, 2.66GHz, 6 cores)
    24 GB memory
    total number of available processor cores = 480

  • network: QLogic InfiniBand QDR (40 Gbit/s)

  • operating system: Linux (CentOS)

  • batch system: Sun Grid Engine

  • compiler and software: Intel compiler (Fortran, C/C++), Intel_MPI, Intel_MKL

GPU subunit

  • 4 compute nodes Supermicro Twin2 (extension)
    each equipped with 2 processors (Intel Xeon X5650 Westmere, 2.66GHz, 6 cores)
    24 GB memory

  • each node is equipped with 2 NVIDIA Tesla C2050 graphic cards