T5-8 SPARC SuperCluster

 

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hpc.inspur.com

NH-2 build by NUDT and inspur

IN searching for some more info on two web site, not too much detail are published

some interesting info on inspur software

TSMM

    • TSMM, the cluster monitor and management software, will manage cluster system and asset, monitor cluster status and   alarm when cluster error.

      •   Modularized design and flexible system architecture
      • Scalability to 1000+ nodes, less impaction to system performance
      • Dynamic resource monitor: CPU\GPU\Memory\Network\File system
      • 12 months historical monitor data query
      • Running status comparison between nodes
      • 3 ways to alarm when error: Web/Email/SMS
      • Cluster mobile monitoring with Android Phone/Pad supported

TSJM

TSJM

  • TSJM, the cluster job management and scheduling software, will receive serial, parallel or interactive job submitting and allocate computing resources, collect and feedback the job result.
    • Multiple clusters job management and scheduling
    • Web based job submitting interface
    • Job templates customized, help job submit easily
    • Multiple scheduling policies(Fareshare, Backfill, Reservation, Priority, FIFO), automatic load balance
    • Real-time monitoring of resources and jobs
    • Zombie processes automatic cleaning-up
    • Memory usage check, avoids out of memory
    • Checkpoint function(partly supported)
    • Management server high availability supported
    • 3 ways to notice or alarm: Web/Email/SMS
    • Billing Reports in xls or pdf file

TSDM

TSDM

  • TSDM, the cluster OS and software parallel deployment software, will help deploy large scale cluster quickly.
    • Windows and Linux OS supported
    • OS Image installation supported
    • Multiple OS deployment simultaneously
    • Application software deployment supported
    • Hardware drivers deployment supported
    • System backup and recovery function
    • Nodes installation style can be customized
    • 100+ nodes deployment in less than 2 hours

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China new Tianhe-2

This link provide some info on china new Tianhe-2 Supercomputer

detail report  by Dongarra

Chinese content  was reported by

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by insideHPC

Compute Node

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Frontend processors (not  part of the system)

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this link  李楠 talk about the potential applications:

 

  • weather forecast
  • 3D movie
  • new drug
  • bio science
  • Tsunami forecast
  • nuclear
  • material research
  • weather changes

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TH-2 will be in two stages

  • by June 17, 2013
  • by 2015

Observations:

  • China want to be #1 in Top500 list
  • This is big $$ project, join developed by NUDT and Inspur
  • Key HPC facility for southern China (NSCC-GZ)
  • To showcase the china own CPU, FT-1500 is included (just like Japan has its own SPARCX)

some new picture (TH-2)

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link

http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/107376697-3173633817.html

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New York SPARC Launch

Some interesting points

  • there will be SPARC supercluster based on T5
  • there will be speed increase and more core  for M5 soon
  • there will be more HW assist feature for java/db in the future SPARC chip
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  • T4 & T5 servers co-existence
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  • T5-8 vs T4-4
    • chip:
      • 2x cores
      • 2.5x memory bandwidth
      • 2x cache
    • system
      • 5x memory bandwidth
      • 4x i/o bandwidth
      • 2x memory capacity
      • 5x application performance
  • T5 CPU
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  • M5 CPU
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  • SPARC roadmap
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  • SPARC future Work
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  • SW in Silicon
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  • Future of SPARC
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Oracle Introduces the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2

Oracle introduces DBA version 2

key features

  • two 8-core E5-2690 processor
  • 10ge interconnect
  • COD licensing (4,8,12, 16 core)
  • oracle VM capable(2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 core license)
  • 512 GB of memory(2.5X)
  • 18TB SAS storage(4X) (with optional storage expansion)
  • 800GB flash(3X)(4x200GB SSD in expansion storage)
  • external NFS storage for online backup or additional DB files
  • ASR support
  • Appliance Manager

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Observations:

  • This run RAC with  two 10Ge without go through switches
  • OEL 5.8 pre-installed
  • support
    • Oracle DB EE 11.2.0.3
    • RAC
    • RAC one node
  • need down time for patching(patch bundle)(?)
  • support ACFS so one can run some other apps in DBA, as example running SAP netweaver  and weblogic server
  • using OVM for isolation between database and application wordloads, support linux, widnow and solaris
  • documentation
  • seems that DBA1 still availabe
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T4-2 vs T5-2

server T4-2 T5-2
H 3U 3U
HBA PCIe2 (10) PCIe3(8)
HDD 6 6
1 ge/10 ge 4 ge 4 1/10 ge
DIMM 32(max 1TB) 32(max 512GB)
LDOM 128 256
PCIe root complex 2 2
max root Domain with hdd + NIC 1 2
F40 support yes no
CPU Ghz 3.6 2.8

Observations: One  should pick T5-2

  • 2X+ throughput and 1.28X single thread
  • two root domains with HDD + NIC
  • Pcie3 vs Pcie2 (very few pcie3 HBA exist)
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T4-2 server vs T4-4 (2 socket) server

server T4-2 T4-4 (2 socket)
H 3U 5U
HBA PCIe2 (10) PCIE2-EM(16)
HDD 6 8
1 ge 4 4
DIMM 32(Max 1TB) 32(Max 1TB)
LDOM 128 128
PCIe root complex 2 2
max root Domain with hdd + NIC 1 2
F40 support yes no
CPU Ghz 2.8 3

 

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Observations: If Rack space is not limitation then one should always pick T4-4 due to the

  • 3Ghz vs 2.8 Ghz CPU
  • Hot swap capability of EM and
  • two root domains with HDD + NIC
  • 16 pcie2 EM slots vs 10 PCIe2 slots
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