Flagship Solutions Group is onsite today at the new Florida Polytechnic University, to welcome the heart of its datacenter, the high performance supercomputer.
Florida Polytechnic University is the newest member of the Florida State University System, scheduled to open in August 2014. The college is strategically located in Lakeland, FL, on the I-4 high-tech corridor and will focus on STEM programs, specifically technology and engineering.
As a trusted technology partner, Flagship designed a state of the art, real world, world-class, supercomputer showcase that provides the college with sufficient capacity to run HPC workloads of varying types, as well as providing experience using the VMware hypervisor. The solution was chosen for maximum efficiency and ease of management for the staff and faculty, and is expected to attract the top educators to the new campus. The VMware cluster will run separately from the HPC cluster to provide a more realistic environment, similar to what the students will find upon graduation, making the graduates more employable.
Supercomputer Solution Specs
|Number of compute nodes||48|
|Memory per compute node||64GB|
|Total memory compute cluster||3.072TB|
|Required number of compute nodes||24|
|Speed of storage interconnect||56Gb/sec|
|Speed of data interconnect||56Gb/sec|
|Management software included||Platform HPC|
|Storage software included||GPFS|
|HPC storage controller cache||16GB|
|Initial raw capacity||144TB|
|Number of racks||5|
|Separate VMware cluster||Yes|
|Separate VMware storage||Yes|
|Number VMware nodes||4|
|VMware raw storage capacity||24TB|
|SSD capacity for VMware||Yes|
|Amount of raw SSD capacity in total raw storage||2.4TB|
|Initial system setup||IBM/Flagship|