Miner is named in honor of Walter E. Miner, former of Director of Computing at Purdue Calumet. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Walter E. Miner.
Miner had a single sub-cluster with two types of nodes having either 4 GB or 6 GB RAM. All nodes in the cluster featured 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1 GigE).
|Sub-Cluster||Number of Nodes||Processors per Node||Cores per Node||Memory per Node||Interconnect||Disk|
|Miner-A||500||Two 3.2 GHz Single-Core Intel Xeon||2||4 or 6 GB||1 GigE||50 GB|
Miner nodes ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) and used Portable Batch System Professional 11 (PBSPro 11) as the portable batch system (PBS) for resource and job management. Miner also ran jobs for BoilerGrid whenever processor cores in it would otherwise have been idle.