Peregrine 1

Overview of Peregrine 1

Peregrine 1 was a state-of-the-art cluster for the Purdue Calumet campus operated by ITaP from the West Lafayette campus. Installed on June 26, 2012, Peregrine 1 was the second major research cluster to have been hosted on the Calumet campus. The cluster has been consequently relocated to the West Lafayette campus on August 19, 2015. Peregrine 1 consisted of HP compute nodes with two 8-core Intel Xeon-E5 processors (16 cores per node) and either 32 GB or 64 GB of memory. All nodes also featured 56 Gbps FDR Infiniband connections. Peregrine 1 was retired on October 12, 2016.

Detailed Hardware Specification

All Peregrine 1 nodes consisted of identical hardware. All Peregrine 1 nodes had 16 processor cores, 32 GB RAM, and 56 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.

Sub-Cluster Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Interconnect TeraFLOPS
Peregrine 1-A 29 Two 8-Core Intel Xeon-E5 16 32 GB 56 Gbps FDR Infiniband 8.4

Peregrine 1 nodes ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) and use Moab Workload Manager 8 and TORQUE Resource Manager 5 as the portable batch system (PBS) for resource and job management. Peregrine 1 also ran jobs for BoilerGrid whenever processor cores in it would otherwise be idle.