- Installed: 09/15/2011
- Retired: 10/01/2016
- Hours: 276,417,916
- Jobs: 33,463,451
- Users: 683
- Groups: 87
- Top Groups: PRISM, CMS, NCN
Overview of Hansen
Hansen was a compute cluster operated by ITaP and a member of Purdue's Community Cluster Program. Hansen went into production on September 15, 2011. Hansen consisted of Dell compute nodes with four 12-core AMD Opteron 6176 processors (48 cores per node) and either 96 GB, 192 GB, or 512 GB of memory. All nodes had 10 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and a 5-year warranty. Hansen was decommissioned on October 1, 2016.
Hansen is named in honor of Arthur G. Hansen, former Purdue president and alumnus and supercomputing proponent. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Hansen.
Hansen Detailed Hardware Specification
|Sub-Cluster||Number of Nodes||Processors per Node||Cores per Node||Memory per Node||Retired in|
|A||103||Four 2.3 GHz 12-Core AMD Opteron 6176||48||96 GB||2016|
|B||93||Four 2.3 GHz 12-Core AMD Opteron 6176||48||192 GB||2016|
|C||5||Four 2.3 GHz 12-Core AMD Opteron 6176||48||512 GB||2016|
Hansen 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.