HPC Computing Resource Overview

The HPC computing resource consists of 2 shared head nodes and a number of compute nodes. The typical compute node has 2 to 12 cores/dual-processor chip sets and reside on either the 10-gigabit Myrinet backbone or the 56.6-gigabit FDR Infiniband backbone.

To edit, compile, and submit batch jobs to these compute nodes, you will need to log in to either of the head nodes, hpc-login3.usc.edu or hpc-login2.usc.edu.

System Details

The following chart details the type of hardware that makes up the HPC computing resource. Due to upgrades, modifications, and additions, the following details about the HPC computing resource are subject to change.

Vendor Model CPU Memory GPU
Dell R430 Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 64GB
Dell R910 Quad Intel Xeon 10-core 2.0 GHz 1TB
IBM DX340 Dual Intel Xeon 4-core 2.3 GHz 16GB
IBM DX360 Dual Intel Xeon 6-core 2.6 GHz 24GB
HP DL165 Dual AMD Opteron 12-core 2.3 GHz 48GB
HP SL160 Dual Intel Xeon 6-core 3.0 GHz 24GB
HP SL230S Dual Intel SB Xeon 8-core 2.4 GHz 128 GB
HP SL230S Dual Intel SB Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 64GB
HP SL230S Dual Intel SB Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 256GB
HP SL250S Dual Intel SB Xeon 8-core 2.4 GHz 64GB Dual NVIDIA K20
HPE XL170r Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 64GB
HPE XL190r Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 128GB Dual NVIDIA P100
IBM DX340 Dual Intel Xeon 4-core 2.3 GHz 16GB
IBM DX360 Dual Intel Xeon 6-core 2.6 GHz 24GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 64GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 64GB Dual NVIDIA K40
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 10-core 2.4 GHz 256 GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 64GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 128GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 256GB
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 64GB Dual NVIDIA K40
Lenovo NX360 M5 Dual Intel Xeon 8-core 2.6 GHz 64GB Dual NVIDIA K80
Sun X4170 Dual Intel Xeon 4-core 2.4 GHz 72GB

Additional Information

For additional information on the Linux computing resource’s infrastructure, including information on the computing queues and nodes, see the Node Allocation page. For additional information on CentOS, HPC’s operating system, see the page on HPC’s Operating System.