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Cluster orca.sharcnet.ca

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Manufacturer HP
Operating System CentOS 6.x
Interconnect QDR InfiniBand
Total processors/cores 8880
Nodes
orca: 1‑320
24 cores
2 sockets x 12 cores per socket
AMD Opteron @ 2.2 GHz
Type: Compute
Memory: 32.0 GB
Local storage: 120 GB
orca: 321‑360
16 cores
2 sockets x 8 cores per socket
Intel Xeon @ 2.6 GHz
Type: Compute
Memory: 32.0 GB
Local storage: 430 GB
orca: 361‑388
16 cores
2 sockets x 8 cores per socket
Intel Xeon @ 2.7 GHz
Type: Compute
Notes: Run time limited to four (4) hours for non-contribution users.
Memory: 64.0 GB
Local storage: 500 GB
orca: 389‑392
16 cores
2 sockets x 8 cores per socket
Intel Xeon @ 2.7 GHz
Type: Compute
Notes: Run time limited to four (4) hours for non-contribution users.
Memory: 128.0 GB
Local storage: 500 GB
orca: 9001‑9002
24 cores
2 sockets x 12 cores per socket
AMD Opteron @ 2.2 GHz
Type: Login
Memory: 24.0 GB
Local storage: 280 GB
Total attached storage 58.6 TB
Suitable use

Low latency parallel applications.

Software available

NAMD, GAUSSIAN, STAR-CCM+, LAMMPS, CP2K, MATLAB, GCC, ESPRESSO, MODE, NCBIC++TOOLKIT, FDTD, SIESTA, FREEFEM++, BLCR, ABAQUS, PYTHON, NWCHEM, OCTAVE, UTIL, CMAKE, MAP, COMSOL, DAR, SPARK, R, PARI/GP, NETCDF, FFTW, CONVERGE, OPEN64, ACML, CHARM++, MERCURIAL, OPENMPI, PETSC_SLEPC, ANSYS, ABINIT, SUBVERSION, BLAST, ADF/BAND, HDF, INTEL, BOOST, ORCA, SAMTOOLS, GIT, CDF, MAPLE, CPMD, OPENJDK, GNU , TINKER, AMBER, NCL, GDB, BIOPERL, QD, GNUPLOT, MrBAYES, GROMACS, GMP, BINUTILS, PERL, SPRNG, MKL, BIOSAMTOOLS, MPFR, VIM, MPFUN90, VALGRIND, MPIBLAST, TEXLIVE, RLWRAP, MPFUN2015, LSDYNA, MPC, YT, DLPOLY, SUPERLU, PNETCDF, COREUTILS, IPM, GSL, BIOPERLRUN, SQ, ILOGCPLEX, PGI, OPENCV, LLVM, LDWRAPPER, ARPACK-NG, EMACS, CPAN, RUBY, NIX, MONO, PROOT, GHC, VMD, SYSTEM, AUTODOCKVINA, GEANT4, NINJA

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Recent System Notices

Status Status Notes
Feb 21 2019, 02:48PM
(2 days ago)

Due to their age, the legacy clusters orca, windeee, goblin, shadowfax, copper, and monk will be decommissioned on March 29, 2019. Some nodes from goblin, shadowfax, and copper will be transferred to a new cluster, the affected contributors will be contacted separately.

After March 29 any data you have in /scratch on these clusters will become inaccessible; anything you want to keep should be copied elsewhere as soon as possible. For orca, data in /home and /project is shared with Graham and will be unaffected. For the other clusters, data in /home and /work will remain accessible for a few months via dtn.sharcnet.ca.

If you have not already done so we strongly recommend that you move all of your computing to the new national systems Graham, Cedar and Niagara. See this URL for help: https://docs.computecanada.ca/wiki/Getting_Started

Feb 08 2019, 04:42PM
(15 days ago)

Orca scratch is back online after replacement of the faulty networking hardware.

Feb 08 2019, 04:06PM
(15 days ago)

Orca scratch is currently unavailable while we try to resolve networking problem.

Jan 31 2019, 05:36PM
(23 days ago)

Orca scratch is presently unstable due to network hardware issues. We are working to resolve the problem, and will post an update when this has been corrected.

Dec 19 2018, 11:30AM
(2 months ago)

/scratch is back online after we restarted a failed storage server

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