Peregrine 1

Overview of Peregrine 1

Peregrine 1 is a new, state-of-the-art cluster at the Purdue Calumet campus and operated by ITaP from the West Lafayette campus. Installed on June 26, 2012, Peregrine 1 is the second major research cluster on the Calumet campus. Peregrine 1 consists of HP compute nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node) and either 32 GB or 64 GB of memory. All nodes also feature 56 Gbps FDR Infiniband connections.

Detailed Hardware Specification

All Peregrine 1 nodes consist of identical hardware. All Peregrine 1 nodes have 16 processor cores, 32 GB RAM, and 56 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.

Sub-Cluster Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Interconnect TeraFLOPS
Peregrine 1-A 29 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 16 32 GB 56 Gbps FDR Infiniband 8.4

Peregrine 1 nodes run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) and use Moab Workload Manager 7 and TORQUE Resource Manager 4 as the portable batch system (PBS) for resource and job management. Peregrine 1 also runs jobs for BoilerGrid whenever processor cores in it would otherwise be idle. The application of operating system patches occurs as security needs dictate. All nodes allow for unlimited stack usage, as well as unlimited core dump size (though disk space and server quotas may still be a limiting factor).

For more information about the TORQUE Resource Manager:

On Peregrine 1, ITaP recommends the following set of compiler, math library, and message-passing library for parallel code:

  • Intel 13.1.1.163
  • MKL
  • OpenMPI 1.6.3

To load the recommended set:

$ module load devel

To verify what you loaded:

$ module list