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
  • Abel

    Systems - Abel

    Abel

    Named after the famous Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel, the Linux cluster at UiO is a shared resource for research computing capable of 258 TFLOP/s theoretical peak performance. At the time of installation 1 October 2012, Abel reached position 96 on the Top500 list of the most powerfull systems in the world.

    Abel is an allround, allpurpose cluster designed to handle multiple concurrent jobs / users with varying requirements. Instead of massively parallell applications, the primary application profile is for moderately to smaller parallel applications with high IO and/or memory demand.

    Technical details

    System MEGWARE MiriQuid 2600
    Number of Cores 10000+
    Number of nodes 650+
    CPU type Intel E5 2670
    Max Floating point performance, double: 258 Teraflops/s
    Total memory 40 TebiBytes
    Total disc capacity 400 TiB

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

Systems - Abel

Abel

Named after the famous Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel, the Linux cluster at UiO is a shared resource for research computing capable of 258 TFLOP/s theoretical peak performance. At the time of installation 1 October 2012, Abel reached position 96 on the Top500 list of the most powerfull systems in the world.

Abel is an allround, allpurpose cluster designed to handle multiple concurrent jobs / users with varying requirements. Instead of massively parallell applications, the primary application profile is for moderately to smaller parallel applications with high IO and/or memory demand.

Technical details

System MEGWARE MiriQuid 2600
Number of Cores 10000+
Number of nodes 650+
CPU type Intel E5 2670
Max Floating point performance, double: 258 Teraflops/s
Total memory 40 TebiBytes
Total disc capacity 400 TiB