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Picotte: The Drexel Cluster

Picotte is Drexel's main high-performance computer cluster. It houses both Intel CPUs and Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs and runs the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Picotte is available to any Drexel PI or student who is granted an account.

The pages below contain a full user's manual for Picotte and instructions for applying for an account.

Picotte Hardware

Login node:

  • 1 Dell PowerEdge R640 server - Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8268 CPUs – 48 cores/server – 384 GB RAM/server

Compute nodes:

  • 74 Dell PowerEdge R640 servers - Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8268 CPUs – 48 cores/server – 192 GB RAM/server
  • 2 Dell PowerEdge R640 servers - Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8268 CPUs – 48 cores/server – 1.5 TB RAM/server
  • 12 Dell PowerEdge C4140 servers - Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8260 CPUs – 48 cores/server – 192 GB RAM/server – 4 Nvidia Tesla V100-SXM2 32GB GPU devices/server

Storage:

  • High performance parallel shared scratch: Dell EMC/BeeGFS Solution for HPC – 175 TB usable capacity utilizing HDR Infiniband providing aggregate 44 GB/s read, aggregate 41 GB/s write performance
  • Persistent storage: Dell EMC PowerScale Isilon scale-out storage – 649 TB usable capacity utilizing 10 Gbps Ethernet
  • Node-local scratch storage: 854 GB 12 Gbps SAS SSD (per node)

Network fabric

  • 4X HDR Mellanox InfiniBand connected at 100 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet

Total of 4224 compute cores, 19.1 TiB RAM

Picotte Software

  • Operating system: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 64-bit
  • Job scheduler: Slurm