ORION Compute Cluster

Orion is a new compute constellation which will support research at the graduate and undergraduate levels. It has 132 64-bit CPU’s and 2.1TB of memory.

Eligibility:

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Cost:
There is no cost associated with this service.

Status:
Active – A fully-supported, production service.

Support:
Service Desk – To open an IT support request, please contact the Facilities and Services ServiceDesk at 315-268-6700 or servicecenter@clarkson.edu. Or, enter a ticket online at rt.clarkson.edu.

Availability Target:
24×7, 99.99% uptime

System Hardware:
Orion is built on a supply of Intel-based hardware made available to Clarkson by IBM as a part of a Shared University Research grant program.

The specs:
Head Node (1)
IBM 3250 M3 with 8 Intel cores @ 2.8GHz, 16 GB of 1033MHz RAM,a pair of mirrored 300GB 15K RPM SAS drives and two 1Gbps ethernet interfaces

Compute Blades (11 blades, 132 cores total)
Theoretical TFLOPS: 19.008
IBM HS23 AC1 with 12 Intel E5-2640 cores @ 2.5HGz, 96GB of 1033MHz RAM, a pair of mirrored 146GB 15K RPM SAS system drives, four 10Gbps ethernet and 40Gbps Infiniband connectivity

Networking:
40Gbps Voltaire Infiniband switch
IBM RackSwitch G8052R ethernet switch

Storage:
5TB of iSCSI connected storage shared for users and software applications