The GP2 system evaluation is not yet completed (as of early November 2016). Anticipated specifications, based on SFU's RFP and bids received, include the following. This information is not guaranteed and might not be complete. It is provided for planning purposes.
Approximately 4PB usable capacity for temporary (
|External persistent storage:||
10PB or more of storage for persistent (
|High performance interconnect:||
Low-latency high-performance fabric connecting all nodes and temporary storage.
Node types and characteristics:
|"Base" compute nodes:||Over 500 nodes||128GB of memory each|
|"Large" compute nodes:||Over 100 nodes||256GB of memory each|
|"Bigmem512"||24 nodes||512 GB of memory each|
|"Bigmem1500" nodes||24 nodes||1.5TB of memory each|
All of the above nodes will have 16 cores/socket (32 cores/node), with an anticipated frequency of 2.1Ghz.
|"GPU base" nodes:||Over 100 nodes with 4 GPUs each.||12 cores/socket (24 cores/node) with an anticipated frequency of 2.2Ghz. GPUs on a dual PCI root.|
|"GPU large" nodes.||Approximately 30 nodes||same configuration as "GPU base," but a single PCI root.|
|"Bigmem3000" nodes||4 nodes||each with 3TB of memory. These are 4-socket nodes with 8 cores/socket.|
All of the above nodes will have local (on-node) storage.
Compute Canada is not currently able to disclose the specific GPU model or specifications. The RFP used NVIDIA K80 as a baseline specification.
The total GP2 system is anticipated to have over 25,000 cores, 900 nodes, and 500 GPUs.
The delivery and installation schedule is not yet known, but the procurement team has confidence that the system will be in production for the start of the allocations year on April 1, 2017.