Hardware

Data Intensive Academic Grid (DIAG) is a hybrid infrastructure setup as a shared resource for the bioinformatics community.

System Highlights

High-throughput Computational Nodes
  • 125 Dual-Processor (Intel Westmere six core) nodes
  • 48 GB RAM per node
  • 3.5 TB local storage per node
  • 1500 physical or 3000 hyper-threaded cores
High-performance Computational Nodes
  • 5 Quad-Processor (Intel Westmere eight core) nodes
  • 256-512 GB RAM per node
  • 1 TB local storage per node
  • 160 physical or 320 hyper-threaded cores
  • InfiniBand QDR interconnects
Storage
  • ~750 TB raw shared central storage
  • High-performance parallel filesystem (IBM General Parallel File System)
  • Aggregate throughput of ~6GB/s
Network
  • 40 Gbps backbone
  • All high-throughput nodes connected via 1Gbps
  • Aspera fasp protocol for fast data transfers