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Vilje is a SGI Altix ICE X system is procured by NTNU together with met.no and UNINETT Sigma. It is used for numerical weather prediction in operational forecasting by met.no as well as for research in a broad range of topics at NTNU and other Norwegian universities, colleges and research institutes. The name Vilje is taken from Norse Mythology. Vilje or Vili, is a brother of Odin, and gave the first human couple Ask and Embla wit and soul.

 

System Architecture

  • Manufacturer: SGI
  • 19.5 Racks (1404 nodes)
  • Number of cores are 22464
  • 467 Teraflop/s theoretical peak performance
  • 396.70 Teraflop/s LINPACK rating
  • Interconnect: Mellanox FDR infiniband, Enhanced Hypercube Topology

Operating Environment

Operating System       

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Scheduler

PBS

Compilers

Intel and GNU C and Fortran

MPI library

SGI MPT

Node details

Number of Nodes

1404

Processors per node

2 eight-core processors per node

Node Type

Intel Xeon E5-2670 ('Sandy Bridge')

Processor Speed

2.6 GHz

Cores per Node

16 (dual eight-core)

L3 Cache

20 MB / 8 cores

Memory

2GB per core / 32 Gib per Node

Memory type

DDR3 1600 MHz-SDRAM

Interconnect

Infiniband

Host Channel Adapter

Infiniband FDR

 

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