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Video: A Look at the Mogon II HPC Cluster at Johannes Gutenberg University

In this video, Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann from the JGU datacenter describes the Mogon II cluster, a 580 Teraflop system currently ranked #265 on the TOP500The name, “Mogon” is the symbol of the Roman city names Mogontiacum , from which today’s “Mainz” has arisen in the course of history

“Built by MEGWARE in Germany, the Mogon II system consists of 814 individual nodes each equipped with 2 Intel 2630v4 CPUs and connected via OmniPath 50Gbits (fat-tree). Each CPU has 10 cores, giving a total of 16280 cores. Each core is clocked at 2.2 GHz. Of the total of the computers, 584 nodes are equipped with 64 GiB RAM (3.2GiB / core), 168 nodes with 128 GiB RAM (6.4 GiB / core), 40 nodes with 256 GiB RAM (12.8 GiB / core) , 20 nodes with 512 GiB RAM (25.6 GiB / core) and 2 nodes with 1024 GiB RAM (51.2 GiB / core), on average 5GiB / core. Each node also has an SSD of 200GB or 400GB (in the large nodes) for temporary files. At the time of installation, the Mogon II cluster was ranked 265 on the TOP500 and ranked 70th on the GREEN500.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann is a full professor at the computer science department of JGU and head of the ZDV (since 2011). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2004 from the University of Paderborn and has been an assistant professor in the computer science department of the University of Paderborn from 2008 to 2011. Furthermore, he has been the managing director of the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing PC2 during this time frame. His research interests focus on the application of algorithm engineering techniques in the area of data centre management, cloud computing, and storage systems. He has published more than 100 papers in renowned conferences and journals and is an associated editor of the ACM Transactions on Storage as well as a steering committee member of the IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST) and IEEE International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS). Prof. Brinkmann is a member of the steering committee of the French Grid’5000.

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