Overview of Conte
Conte was built through a partnership with HP and Intel in June 2013, and was the largest of Purdue's flagship community clusters. Conte consisted of HP compute nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node) and 64 GB of memory. Each node was also equipped with two 60-core Xeon Phi coprocessors. All nodes had 40 Gbps FDR10 Infiniband connections and a 5-year warranty. Conte was decommissioned on August 1, 2018.
Conte is named in honor of Samuel D. Conte, who helped establish the nation's first computer science program at Purdue in 1962 and served as department head for 17 years. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Conte.
|Sub-Cluster||Number of Nodes||Processors per Node||Cores per Node||Memory per Node||Retired in|
|A||580||Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 + Two 60-Core Xeon Phi||16||64 GB||2018|
At the time of retirement, Conte nodes ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) and used Moab Workload Manager 8 and TORQUE Resource Manager 5 as the portable batch system (PBS) for resource and job management.