Zeus

Pawsey’s HPC stepping stone.

Zeus is a complementary system to Magnus, and 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. 

Projects which have been allocated time on other resources, via the Merit Allocation System are provided with access to Zeus as a ‘stepping stone’ to potential use of the larger supercomputing resources.

Technical specifications

Manufacturer: HPE/SGI (USA)

Nodes: 189

  • 92 nodes with 28 “Broadwell” Intel Xeon cores with a 100 Gb/s Omni-Path interconnect and 128GB of memory per compute node
  • 80 nodes with 64 Intel Xeon Phi 7210 cores with a 100 Gb/s Omni-Path interconnect and 96GB of memory per compute node
  • 11 nodes with four NVIDIA Tesla P100 SXM2 GPUs with a 100 Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect and 256GB of memory per compute node
  • 6 nodes with 16 “Broadwell” Intel Xeon cores and 1TB of memory per compute node

Operating System: SUSE Linux (SLES) 12

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. 
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