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Video: The Multipurpose KillDevil Cluster

Our Video Sunday feature continues with this SC11 presentation by Dr. Mark Reed from the Scientific Engagement Group for Research Computing at University of North Carolina.

The KillDevil cluster is a Linux-based computing system available to researchers across the campus. With more than 8000 computing cores across 706 servers and a large scratch disk space, it provides an environment that can accommodate many types of computational problems. The blades are interconnected with a high speed Infiniband network, making this especially appropriate for large parallel jobs. Killdevil is a heterogeneous cluster with at least 48 GB of memory per node. In addition, there are nodes with extended memory, extremely large memory, and GPGPU computing (Note: “”KillDevil” is named after the North Carolina coastal town.)

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