Garrawarla

Garrawarla, is a Hewlett-Packard GPU cluster compute system.

“Garrawarla is a 78-node GPU-enabled compute cluster provided by Hewlett-Packard. It is a dedicated system that is available only to Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio astronomers.

Garrawarla provides the latest generation of CPUs and GPUs, high memory bandwidth, increased memory, and local storage per node to allow MWA researchers to effectively process petabytes of data streamed from the MWA radio telescope.”

Technical specifications

 

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Australia Pty Ltd
Model: HPE ProLiant XL190r Gen10 Servers
Compute Processors: 2x Intel Xeon Gold 6230 code name “Cascade Lake” (20 core, 2.1GHz CPU)
Graphics Processors: NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core 32GB GPU
Computing Power: ~756 TeraFLOPS
Memory: 29.95 Terabytes (384 GB of DDR4-2933 per compute node).
Interconnect: InfiniBand HDR100 100Gb ConnectX-6
Network Topology: Fat Tree
Nodes: 78 (3,120 processor cores, two compute processors and one graphics processor per node)
Weight: 1.91 tonnes across 2 cabinets
Power consumption: circa. 70kWatts.  Approx 35kWatts/ cabinet
Local storage: 240GB SSD boot drive and 960GB NVMe drive per node

Garrawarla provides the latest generation of CPUs and GPUs, high memory bandwidth, increased memory, and local storage per node to allow MWA researchers to effectively process petabytes of data streamed from the MWA radio telescope.”
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