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  • Installed: 04/02/2012
  • Retired: 04/30/2017
  • Hours: 350,892,852
  • Jobs: 14,946,686
  • Users: 1,321
  • Groups: 148
  • Top Groups: Greeley Group, CMS, CEPL

Overview of Carter

Carter was launched through an ITaP partnership with Intel in November 2011 and was a member of Purdue's Community Cluster Program. Carter consisted of HP compute nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node) and between 32 GB and 256 GB of memory. A few NVIDIA GPU-accelerated nodes were also available. All nodes had 56 Gbps FDR Infiniband connections and a 5-year warranty. Carter was decommissioned on April 30, 2017.

Carter Namesake

Carter was named in honor of Dennis Lee Carter, Purdue alumnus and creator of the "Intel Inside" campaign. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Carter.

Carter Detailed Hardware Specification

All Carter nodes had 16 processor cores, between 32 GB and 256 GB RAM, and 56 Gbps Infiniband interconnects. Carter-G nodes were each equipped with three NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.
Sub-Cluster Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retired on
A 556 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 16 32 GB 2017
B 80 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 16 64 GB 2017
C 12 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 16 256 GB 2017
G 12 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 + Three NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPUs 16 128 GB 2017