[Beowulf] single machine with 500 GB of RAM

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Jan 14 20:59:29 PST 2013


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On 09/01/13 23:42, Jörg Saßmannshausen wrote:

> I was wondering whether people on the list here have some first
> hand experiences with this. I have been asked to purchase a single
> machine with around 500 GB of RAM. We would not need more than 8
> cores here. The job simply needs that much of memory (and even then
> it is running for 14 days).

We have 4 systems with 1TB of RAM, all Intel Westmere-EX systems, 1
SGI UV10 with 4 sockets (32 cores) and 3 IBM x3690's (dual socket 16
cores) with Maxx5 QPI expansion units. So that's easily doable.

What is the code you are running?

cheers,
Chris
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