Decommisioned systems

The following systems in the national e-infrastructure are no longer in production.

  • Hexagon

    Systems - Hexagon

    Hexagon - in operation from 2008 to 2017

    In operation from UiB operates supercomputer facilities that serve the high-end computational needs of scientists at Norwegain universities and other national research and industrial organizations.

    Significant use of Hexagon has traditionally come from computational chemistry, computational physics, computational biology, the geosceinces and mathematics. The supercomputer machine Hexagon is installed at the High Technological Center in Bergen (HiB) and is managed and operated by UiB. Hexagon was upgraded from Cray XT4 in March 2012.

    Technical details

    System Cray XE6-200
    Number of Cores 22272
    Number of nodes 696
    Cores per node 32
    CPU type Cray Gemini Interconnect
    TFlops peak performace 204.9 Teraflops/s
    Operative system Cray Linux Environment
  • Gardar

    Systems - Gardar

    Gardar - in operation from 2012 to 2015

    Gardar is an HP BladeCenter cluster consisting of one frontend (management, head) node, 2 login nodes and 288 compute nodes running Centos Linux managed by Rocks. Each node contains two Intel Xeon Processors with 24GB memory. The compute nodes are located in HP racks. Each HP rack contains three c7000 Blade enclosures where each enclosure contains 16 compute nodes.

    Gardar has a separate strorage sysetm. The X9320 Network storage system is available to the entire cluster and uses the IBRIX Fusion software. The total usable storage of X9320 is 71.6TByte. The storage system is connected to the cluster with an Infiniband QDR network.

    Technical details

    System HP Bl280cG6 Servers
    Number of cores 3456
    Number of nodes 288
    CPU type Intel Xeon E5649 (2.53GHz) - Westmere -EP
    Number of teraflops 35TFlops
    Total storage capacity 71.6TByte

Systems - Hexagon

Hexagon - in operation from 2008 to 2017

In operation from UiB operates supercomputer facilities that serve the high-end computational needs of scientists at Norwegain universities and other national research and industrial organizations.

Significant use of Hexagon has traditionally come from computational chemistry, computational physics, computational biology, the geosceinces and mathematics. The supercomputer machine Hexagon is installed at the High Technological Center in Bergen (HiB) and is managed and operated by UiB. Hexagon was upgraded from Cray XT4 in March 2012.

Technical details

System Cray XE6-200
Number of Cores 22272
Number of nodes 696
Cores per node 32
CPU type Cray Gemini Interconnect
TFlops peak performace 204.9 Teraflops/s
Operative system Cray Linux Environment

Systems - Gardar

Gardar - in operation from 2012 to 2015

Gardar is an HP BladeCenter cluster consisting of one frontend (management, head) node, 2 login nodes and 288 compute nodes running Centos Linux managed by Rocks. Each node contains two Intel Xeon Processors with 24GB memory. The compute nodes are located in HP racks. Each HP rack contains three c7000 Blade enclosures where each enclosure contains 16 compute nodes.

Gardar has a separate strorage sysetm. The X9320 Network storage system is available to the entire cluster and uses the IBRIX Fusion software. The total usable storage of X9320 is 71.6TByte. The storage system is connected to the cluster with an Infiniband QDR network.

Technical details

System HP Bl280cG6 Servers
Number of cores 3456
Number of nodes 288
CPU type Intel Xeon E5649 (2.53GHz) - Westmere -EP
Number of teraflops 35TFlops
Total storage capacity 71.6TByte