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.)