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Rice is named in honor of John R. Rice, the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of John R. Rice.
Most Rice nodes consist of identical hardware. All Rice nodes have 20 processor cores, 64 GB of RAM, and 56 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.
|Sub-Cluster||Number of Nodes||Processors per Node||Cores per Node||Memory per Node||Interconnect||TeraFLOPS|
|Rice-A||576||Two 10-Core Intel Xeon-E5||20||64 GB||56 Gbps FDR Infiniband||TBD|
Rice nodes run 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. The application of operating system patches occurs as security needs dictate. All nodes allow for unlimited stack usage, as well as unlimited core dump size (though disk space and server quotas may still be a limiting factor).
For more information about the TORQUE Resource Manager:
On Rice, ITaP recommends the following set of compiler, math library, and message-passing library for parallel code:
To load the recommended set:
$ module load devel
To verify what you loaded:
$ module list