Haise, one of the DoD’s newest supercomputers, was dedicated this weekend at the Navy DSRC in Mississippi. Named after Navy aviator and NASA astronaut Fred Haise, the IBM iDataPlex supercomputer will be used to design new aircraft, ships, and military equipment as well as model and simulate weather and ocean conditions for a wide range of other DoD mission-related science and engineering research. The Navy DSRC is a part of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).
Each system is configured with 18,816 compute cores via 1,176 compute nodes containing 16 Intel Sandy Bridge E5-2670 cores and 32 GB of memory. Each node runs RedHat Linux 6.2 and has access to the 2.8 PB GPFS parallel filesystem as well as the 4X FDR-10 Mellanox Infiniband communication fabric. The batch queuing system is PBSPro version 11.3. Other software of note on the systems includes the IBM Parallel Environment, Intel Compiler Suite, Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL), GNU Compiler Suite, OpenMPI and the TotalView Debugger.