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Overview of WinHPC

WinHPC is a compute cluster operated by ITaP, and is a member of Purdue's Community Cluster Program. WinHPC went into production on December 1, 2011. WinHPC consists of HP compute nodes with two 12-core AMD Opteron 6172 processors (24 cores per node) and 48 GB of memory. All nodes have 10 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and a 5-year warranty.

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Detailed Hardware Specification

WinHPC consists of HP ProLiant DL165 G7 servers with 24 cores, 48 GB of memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interconnects.

Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Memory per Node Interconnect
12 Two 2.3 GHz 12-Core AMD 6176 24 48 GB 10 GigE

WinHPC nodes run Windows HPC 2008 R2 and use the Windows HPC Job Manager 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).

Obtaining an Account on WinHPC

To obtain an account, you must be part of a research group which has purchased access to WinHPC. Refer to the Accounts / Access page for more details on how to request access.