NCAR’s Data-Centric Supercomputing Environment Yellowstone. December 21, 2011 Anke Kamrath, OSD Director/CISL anke @ ucar.edu. Overview. Strategy Moving from Process to Data-Centric Computing HPC/Data Architecture What we have today at ML What’s planned for NWSC
NWSC Now Open!
Process Centric Data Model
Information Centric Data Model
NWSC: Yellowstone Environment
HPC resource, 1.55 PFLOPS peak
Central disk resource
11 PB (2012), 16.4 PB (2014)
Geyser & Caldera
NCAR HPSS Archive
100 PB capacity
~15 PB/yr growth
1Gb/10Gb Ethernet (40Gb+ future)
High Bandwidth Low Latency HPC and I/O Networks
FDR InfiniBand and 10Gb Ethernet
†“Sandy Bridge EP” is the Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processor
Estimated initial file system sizes
30x Bluefire performance
Erebus, on Ross Island, is Antarctica’s most famous volcanic peak and is one of the largest volcanoes in the world – within the top 20 in total size and reaching a height of 12,450 feet.
Plan to release an “AMSTAR-2” RFP 1Q2013, with target for first equipment delivery during 1Q2014 to further augment the NCAR HPSS Archive.
NCAR’s 29% represents 170 million core-hours per year for Yellowstone alone (compared to less than 10 million per year on Bluefire) plus a similar fraction of the DAV and GLADE resources.