About Vilje

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
CompilersIntel and GNU C and Fortran
MPI librarySGI MPT

Node details

Number of Nodes1404
Processors per node2 eight-core processors per node
Node TypeIntel Xeon E5-2670 (‘Sandy Bridge’)
Processor Speed2.6 GHz
Cores per Node16 (dual eight-core)
L3 Cache20 MB / 8 cores
Memory2GB per core / 32 Gib per Node
Memory typeDDR3 1600 MHz-SDRAM
Host Channel AdapterInfiniband FDR