Overview of Geddes

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Geddes is a Community Composable Platform optimized for composable, cloud-like workflows that are complementary to the batch applications run on Community Clusters. Funded by the National Science Foundation under grant OAC-2018926, Geddes consists of Dell Compute nodes with two 64-core AMD Epyc 'Rome' processors (128 cores per node).

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Geddes is named in honor of Lanelle Geddes, Professor of Nursing. More information about her life and impact on Purdue is available in an ITaP Biography of Geddes.

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All Geddes compute nodes have 128 processor cores and 100 Gbps Infiniband interconnects.

Geddes Hyperconverged Worker Nodes
Worker Type Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Storage per Node Memory per Node Retires in
A 8 Two AMD Epyc CPUs @ 2.0GHz 128 24 TB SATA SSD 1 TB 2026
B 16 Two AMD Epyc CPUs @ 2.0GHz 128 24 TB SATA SSD 512 GB 2026
Geddes Hyperconverged GPU Nodes
Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node GPUs per Node Storage per Node Memory per Node Retires in
4 Two AMD Epyc CPUs @ 2.0GHz 128 2 Nvidia A100 24 TB SATA SSD 512 GB 2026
Geddes Storage Nodes
Number of Nodes Processors per Node Cores per Node Storage per Node Memory per Node Retires in
8 Two Intel Xeon Gold 6126 24 24 TB NVMe 192 GB 2026

Geddes nodes run CentOS 8 and use Rancher and Kubernetes as the resource manager for resource and workload orchestration.

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