Overview of Halstead-GPU

Halstead-GPU was built through a partnership with HP and Intel in May 2017. Halstead-GPU consisted of HP compute nodes with two 10-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (20 cores per node), 256 GB of memory, and two Tesla P100 GPUs. All nodes had 100 Gbps Infiniband interconnect and a 5-year warranty.

Halstead-GPU Namesake

Halstead-GPU is named in honor of Maurice H. Halstead, Professor of Computer Science and Software Science pioneer. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Halstead.

Halstead-GPU Specifications

All Halstead-GPU nodes had 20 processor cores, 256 GB of RAM, and 100 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.
Front-Ends Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retires in
With GPU 2 Two Haswell CPUs @ 2.60GHZ with Two Tesla P100 GPUs 20 256 GB 2022
Sub-Cluster Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retires in
A 4 Two Haswell CPUs @ 2.60GHz with Two Tesla P100 GPUs 20 256 GB 2022

Halstead-GPU nodes ran CentOS 7 and use Moab Workload Manager 8 and TORQUE Resource Manager 5 as the portable batch system (PBS) for resource and job management.