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.
Manufacturer: HPE/SGI (USA)
- 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.
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.”
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
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.