Amit Raj Sharma, Ph.D.

Department:
Physics
Title:
Assistant Professor
Address:
Fawcett Hall 241, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Academics

Research statement: 

Hardware Configuration

1 x Head & Storage - Pinnacle 2X3603H8

Model: Pinnacle 2X3603H8
Base System: 2U Dual Xeon system with 8x 3.5" drive bays
Processor(s): 2x Intel Ten Core Xeon E5-2640v4 2.4GHz - 90W
Memory: 128GB - 8x 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage configuration: Hardware SAS/SATA RAID controller
Raid controller: Dual-core 12Gb/s hardware RAID controller (levels 0,1,5,6,10,50,60) RAID controller cache: Flash backup for RAID controller cache
Storage: 8x 6TB SATA 12Gb/s Enterprise Hard Drive 7200RPM w/ 256MB Cache Boot / OS drives: 2x 240GB Data Center SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Boot / OS drive location: Two 2.5" hotswap drive bays in rear of system Networking: 2x RJ45 10Gb ethernet ports
Expansion Slot(s): Single port FDR (56Gb) QSFP InfiniBand adapter
Management: Remote iKVM with dedicated management RJ45 ethernet
Power Supply: Dual 1100W PSU (redundant)

12 x Compute Block 128GB Node E5v4 204

Model: Compute Block Node E5v4 204
Base System: Compute Block Node for Xeon E5-26XXv4 series
Processor(s): 2x Intel Ten Core Xeon E5-2630v4 2.2GHz - 85W
Memory: 128GB - 8x 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage configuration: 4x 2.5" hot-swap drive bays
Storage: 240GB Data Center SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: 1TB SATAII 6Gb/s Enterprise 2.5" Hard Drive 7200RPM w/ 128MB Cache Networking: 2x RJ45 1Gb ethernet ports
InfiniBand: 1x on-board FDR (56Gb/s) InfiniBand QSFP port
Expansion Slot: Empty Low Profile 16x PCI-e Gen 3.0 slot
Management: Remote iKVM with dedicated management RJ45 ethernet

22 x Compute Block 64GB Node E5v4 204

Model: Compute Block Node E5v4 204
Base System: Compute Block Node for Xeon E5-26XXv4 series
Processor(s): 2x Intel Ten Core Xeon E5-2630v4 2.2GHz - 85W
Memory: 64GB - 8x 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage configuration: 4x 2.5" hot-swap drive bays
Storage: 240GB Data Center SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: 1TB SATAII 6Gb/s Enterprise 2.5" Hard Drive 7200RPM w/ 128MB Cache Networking: 2x RJ45 1Gb ethernet ports
InfiniBand: 1x on-board FDR (56Gb/s) InfiniBand QSFP port
Expansion Slot: Empty Low Profile 16x PCI-e Gen 3.0 slot
Management: Remote iKVM with dedicated management RJ45 ethernet

1 x 128GB Pinnacle GPU 2XG3602

Model: Pinnacle GPU 2XG3602
Base System: 2U Dual Xeon GPU ready system with 8x 2.5" drive bays
Processor(s): 2x Intel Ten Core Xeon E5-2640v4 2.4GHz - 90W
Memory: 128GB - 8x 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage configuration: Onboard SATA controller (software RAID only)
Storage: 240GB Data Center SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: 1TB SATAII 6Gb/s Enterprise 2.5" Hard Drive 7200RPM w/ 128MB Cache Networking: 2x RJ45 1Gb ethernet ports
GPU Expansion Slots: 2x NVIDIA Tesla P100 PCI-E 12GB GDDR5 Passive Single GPU Expansion Slot: Single port FDR (56Gb) QSFP InfiniBand adapter
Management: Remote iKVM with dedicated management RJ45 ethernet
Power Supply: Dual 2000W PSU (redundant)
 

1 x FDR InfiniBand networking

Model: FDR InfiniBand networking
Used IB ports: 36x ports
Oversubscription: 1:1 No-oversubscription
IB switch: 36 port IB FDR single PSU switch w/o chassis management - QSFP ports

1 x Network System - Gigabit

Node communication is provided through an Ethernet network. 

This is accomplished through one 1U Netgear 48-port managed gigabit switch.

Netgear M4300 Series - 48-port Gb L3 managed switch with 2x 10Gb SFP+ and 2x 10Gb Base-T ports 

 

1 x Software

Model: Software

ACT dir is Advanced Clustering's compilation of the best open-source software and tools, created by Advanced Clustering for high-performance computing.
ACT dir includes:

CentOS
Cloner - Our image replication and node installation software.
ACT Utils - Our set of command line utilities to easy cluster administration and management. Multiple message passing (MPI) libraries supporting both Ethernet and Infiniband
Job queuing / scheduler system
Benchmarking/Diagnostic tools 

 

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