Rossmann is named in honor of Michael Rossmann, Purdue's Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences. More information about his life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Michael Rossmann.
Rossmann consisted of five logical sub-clusters, each with a different memory/storage configuration. All nodes in the cluster had dual 12-core AMD Opteron 6172 processors and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE).
|Sub-Cluster||Number of Nodes||Processors per Node||Cores per Node||Memory per Node||Interconnect||Disk|
|Rossmann-A||392||Two 2.1 GHz 12-Core AMD 6172||24||48 GB||10 GigE||250 GB|
|Rossmann-B||40||Two 2.1 GHz 12-Core AMD 6172||24||96 GB||10 GigE||250 GB|
|Rossmann-C||2||Two 2.1 GHz 12-Core AMD 6172||24||192 GB||10 GigE||1 TB|
|Rossmann-D||4||Two 2.1 GHz 12-Core AMD 6172||24||192 GB||10 GigE||2 TB|
Rossmann 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. Rossmann also ran jobs for BoilerGrid whenever processor cores in it were otherwise idle.