Applications for Terra (the new Supercomputer) Accounts are Open

HPRC is pleased to announce the launching Terra, HPRC’s newest supercomputer. Terra is a state-of-the-art upgrade to the original Eos cluster. Terra features a total of 304 compute nodes, each of which has two Intel Broadwell 14-core processors running at 2.4 GHz for a total of 8,512 cores. While 256 nodes have 64 GB of memory, 48 are equipped with 128 GB each. Forty-eight nodes are each equipped with one NVIDIA Kepler K80 GPU. The new system has an Intel Omni-Path Architecture interconnection network and 1 PB of high-performance storage.

HPRC Users can apply for Terra accounts (Basic, Startup and Research allocations) at https://hprc.tamu.edu/accounts/apply beginning on Feb. 15, 2017. A basic application includes basic accounts on all active HPRC clusters including Terra. For those users who have approved applications for FY 2017, basic accounts on Terra have been automatically created by our program. We will enforce charging of Service Units (SUs) on Terra the same as on Ada. If any questions, please contact help@hprc.tamu.edu.

For a quick introduction to Terra, please see the Terra Quick Start Guide at https://hprc.tamu.edu/wiki/index.php/Terra:QuickStart. To get details on using this system, please see the User Guide for Terra at https://hprc.tamu.edu/wiki/index.php/Terra. We open Terra to all HPRC users this week in friendly user mode. We welcome users to use this new cluster, but realize that Terra is still undergoing some deployment and is work-in-progress. If you see problems, please report them to help@hprc.tamu.edu so that we can fix them. The cluster may need to be quickly taken off-line occasionally to make fixes.

Posted on: 3:40 PM, February 14, 2017