Lifetime Service
  • Installed: 05/20/2007
  • Retired: 09/21/2013
  • Hours: 1,124,329
  • Jobs: 557,572
  • Users: 111
  • Groups: 37
  • Top Groups: Dong Group, Wagstaff Group, Wen Jiang Group

Overview of Prospero

The Prospero community cluster consisted of 19 Dell Quad-Processor 2.33 GHz Intel Xeon systems with 8 GB RAM and both Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband interconnects. Each node had enough memory to run most jobs, and the high-speed Infiniband interconnect helped with many communication-bound parallel jobs.

Detailed Hardware Specification
Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Retired in
19 Four 2.33 GHz Single-Core Intel Xeon 5140 4 8 GB 2013

All Prospero nodes ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4) and used PBSPro 9.x for resource and job management. Prospero also ran jobs for BoilerGrid whenever processors in it would otherwise have been idle.