Abisko is the newest HPC cluster at HPC2N. It is comprised of 332 nodes with a total of 15936 CPU cores of which 328 nodes are available to our users. Each node is equipped with 4 AMD Opteron 6238 (Interlagos) 12 core 2.6 GHz processors, except for the 10 'fat' nodes, which are each equipped with 4 AMD Opteron 6344 (Abu Dhabi) 12 core (2.6 GHz) .
“The latest AMD technology with several energy-efficient processor cores and large memory capacity per node makes the system unique and provides the researchers with a great flexibility to accomplish many different computations and simulations.”
Professor Bo Kågström, HPC2N Director
Each 'fat' node has 1 TB local storage. Each 'thin' node has 500GB local storage.
Abisko was ranked 130 on the Top 500 list published June 2012.
Abisko runs Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). It has PathScale, Intel, Portland Group, and GNU compiler suites installed, as well as MPI libraries. It has a large host of software applications and numerical libraries installed as well.
"HPC2N is of course more attractive to our users and also our own research in parallel algorithm and software design gets more impact when we develop in pace with the technology evolution. For all researchers, it gives the possibility to study even more complex and large-scale computational problems in various fields."
Professor Bo Kågström
Please see http://www.hpc2n.umu.se/resources/abisko/cpuarch describing the Abisko compute node CPU architecture.
The procurement of Abisko was made possible through a grant from the Swedish National Metacenter VR/SNIC and the support of Umeå University.
For more information please contact HPC2N Support.