ZBIT Cluster

ZBIT employees have access to a beowulf compute cluster that is located at the Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut. Compute jobs are submitted via the queueing system Oracle Grid Engine (formerly Sun Grid Engine). Official documentation about the grid engine system can be found here.

Nodes zbitnode01-zbitnode04 are reserved for interactive use and are not integrated into the queueing system. A DragonX license is available on zbitnode04 (license expired on 2010/11/15).

The following table gives an overview of the cluster:

Frontend Name zbitmaster.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de
Interconnect gigabit ethernet
No. of Nodes 24 (zbitnode01-zbitnode24.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
No. of Cores 192
RAM per Node

16 GB (zbitnode01-zbitnode12.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)
32 GB (zbitnode13-zbitnode24.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de)

CPUs per Node two quad core AMD Opteron 2354 w/ 2,2 GHz
Storage about 600 GB as NFS export from zbitmaster, accessible from all nodes at /scratch