Kestrel is a 32-node CPU/GPU cluster acquired through a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant (Award # 1229709). It is available to researchers at Boise State University, including students and graduate students affiliated with a research project.
The faculty System Architect for this HPC resource is Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering Professor Eric Jankowski.
Parallel Computing on CPU and GPU
Tile Display Visualization
|CPUs||2 Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors – 16 cores/16 threads|
|GPUs||2-Tesla K20 (nodes 1 -22) 2-Quadro K5200 (nodes 23-32)|
|RAM||64GB of memory|
|Storage||400 gigabyte local scratch area|
|Interconnect||Mellanox ConnectX-3FDR Infiniband interconnect|
|Storage system||140 TB Panasas Parallel File Storage|
Users have personal “scratch” space (/scratch directory) to use for job submissions. Scratch space is where PBS Pro jobs should be submitted to the job scheduler.
PLEASE NOTE: User scratch space IS NOT backed up. Data on this partition will be lost if deleted, overwritten, or if there is catastrophic hardware failure.
Users have home directory space (/home directory) to save important files. Users are responsible to move their own files from scratch space back to their home directory if the information needs to be backed up.
Any items that need to be backed up must be saved within home directories. Home directory space is managed with quotas.