Mills community cluster
UD's Information Technologies has developed and implemented an HPC Community Cluster plan as a technical and financial partnership between IT and the faculty. This reflected the priorities of the 2011 Faculty Research Computing Task Force. IT will solicit interest for more clusters every 18 months to respond to emerging HPC technologies and UD's research needs.
The Mills cluster, UD's first Community Cluster, was deployed in 2012 and is a distributed-memory, Linux cluster. It consists of 200 compute nodes (5160 cores, 14.5 TB memory,49.3 peak Tflops). The nodes are built of AMD “Interlagos” 12-core processors, in dual- and quad-socket configurations for 24- and 48-cores per node. A QDR Infiniband network fabric supports the Lustre filesystem (approx 180 TB of usable space). GigE and 10-GigE networks provide access to additional Mills filesystems and the campus network. The cluster was named to recognize the significant scientific and engineering contributions of Prof. Emeritus David L. Mills, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UD.
System status and news
- Mills cluster architecture (graphic)
- Mill cluster configuration
- Mills Cluster User Guide, version 0.2
- Additional sections for the User Guide
- UD-IT workshops: slides and video
- UD-IT Research Express webinars: slides and video
- Training material from other providers
- Reasons to become a UD Community Cluster stakeholder
- Faculty stakeholders of the Mills cluster
- Mills cluster description and announcement (Sept 2011)
- First UD Community Cluster named to honor Prof. Emeritus David L. Mills