Bluejeans Hardware Features
Beowulf is a multi-computer architecture which can be used for parallel and distributed computations.
Bluejeans (Bj) is a Beowulf HPC cluster based of DSA-LabMNCP, composed by 36 workingnodes and 4 servicenode connected together via switch Ethernet 1000 Mb/s dedicated.
Workingnode features:
n.1 CPU Intel Dual Core 2,6 GHz;
n.1 1 GB RAM;
n.1 Ethernet connection 1000 Mb/s.
Servicenodes Features:
n.1 CPU Intel Dual Core 2,6 GHz;
n.2 1 GB RAM;
n.2 Ethernet connection 1000 Mb/s.

Bj: Front view Bj: side view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The servicenodes has been configurate for export the followed services:
User Authentication;
NFS Server;
Data Storage and Data Backup;
SSH login server;
Followed you can see the shema hardware of the DSA-LabMNCP/sHPC-Bluejeans:

In total the Bj is composed by 40 machines with 80 core available for parallel.
and distributed computation.
The data storage server export to the servicenodes 8 hard disk 2 Tera (mirrored) dedicated for output simulation storage and data backup.

The goal of DSA Bluejeans cluster is provide computational resource and distributed environment at the DSA research activities and the DSA-LabMNCP Team can run their batch jobs and distributed compute under the resource manager Torque (PBS).The Torque scheduler provide the followed features:
* Fault Tolerance Additional failure conditions checked/handled Node health check script support;
* Scheduling Interface;
* Scalability;
* Usability;
Also, you can see the Bj runtime today performance at this link.