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«SKIF Ural» Cluster

SKIF Ural Cluster

Top 50 Rating

The supercomputer «SKIF Ural» took the following positions in TOP50:

Editorial Rating Position
27.03.2008 4
23.09.2008 8
31.03.2009 10
22.09.2009 10
30.03.2010 15
21.09.2010 20
29.03.2011 25
20.09.2011 33
27.03.2012 42
18.09.2012 45
02.04.2013 50

Technical features

Number of blades of blade-system/processors/kernels: 166/332/1328
Type of processor: Intel Xeon E5472 (4 cores with 3.0 GHz)
RAM: 1.33 TB
Disk memory: 49.29 TB
Peak performance: 16 TFlops
Performance on LINPACK test: 12.2 TFlops

There is an opportunity to split systems into independent computing sections, isolated from each other. Means of data security from unauthorized access, hardware means of monitoring and system control are switched on.

Supplementary equipment

  • System network: InfiniBand for providing simultaneous work of computing units (20 Gbit/s, maximum delay 2 µs)

  • Auxiliary network: Gigabit Ethernet for connection between controlling and computing units.

  • Service network: SKIF ServNet

  • Uninterruptible power supply: supplies functioning of computing cluster for 10 minutes in case of main feeding APC Symmetra 160 kVA shutdown

  • Climatic system for maintenance of regular optimal climatic rate of complex equipment within the range of outboard air temperature from –40 °C to +40 °C

  • System of data storage: Panasas ActiveStorage 5100 (20 TB)