Topaz, a commodity Linux cluster, provided by Xenon, which is an extension of Zeus.
Topaz will be suitable for jobs which can take advantage of the advanced GPU capabilities and latest generation InfiniBand infrastructure. GPUs are accelerators which provide huge amounts of compute power but require less electrical power to run in comparison to conventional CPUs. Topaz will provide users with enhanced GPU capabilities, in particular, AI, computational work, machine learning workflows and data analytics.
Compute Processors: Dual Intel “Cascade Lake” Silver 4215 2.5 GHz 8-core processors
Computing Power: 43 TFLOPs compute power and 308 teraFLOPS GPU power
Memory: 192 GB (with four nodes with 384 GB)
Interconnect: Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100 (100Gb/s) InfiniBand adapters in all nodes
Network Topology: Fat Tree
Nodes: 42 (20 with NVIDIA QUADRO RTX5000 16GB GPU and 22 with dual NVIDIA Tesla V100 16 GB GPUs)
Weight: 857 kg
Power consumption: 31 kW
Local storage: Intel® S4510 240 GB 2.5” SSD for boot/swap
GPUs are accelerators which provide huge amounts of compute power but require less electrical power to run in comparison to conventional CPUs. Topaz will provide users with enhanced GPU capabilities, in particular, AI, computational work, machine learning workflows and data analytics
Supercomputers to reflect different workflows and user requirements
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.”
Scientific data visualisation allows researchers to better understand their raw data and translate it into meaningful forms.
Making data and code accessible to create significant scientific impact.
A complementary system to Magnus, Zeus is an SGI Linux cluster that supports pre- and post-processing of data, throughput workflows, simulations able to use GPU power and remote visualisation work.
The cabinet artwork on Galaxy, ‘Rainbow Serpent and Moon’ by Jesse Pickett, is a homage to the Centre’s close connection to the northwest of Western Australia. It has been designed to reflect ‘the sky above’, in reference to radioastronomy, one of the areas of science Pawsey closely supports.
The cabinet artwork on Magnus, ‘SKA Satellites on the Murchison’ by Margaret Whitehurst, is a homage to the Centre’s close connection to the north-west of Western Australia. It has been designed to reflect ‘the ground below’, in reference to geoscience, one of the areas of science the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre supports most closely.