IBM Intelligent Cluster

Systems IBM NeXtScale System: nx360 M4
IBM Flex System: x220, x240, x440 compute nodes
Blade servers: HX5, HS23
Enterprise servers: x3850 X5, x3690 X5
iDataPlex servers: dx360 M4
Rack servers: x3550 M4, x3630 M4, x3650 M4, x3750 M4, x3650 M4 HD
Interconnects Ethernet Switches IBM System Networking, Brocade, Cisco, Mellanox, Edgecore
  Ethernet Adapters Chelsio, Mellanox, Emulex, Intel
  InfiniBand Switches and Adapters Mellanox, Intel
  Fibre Channel Brocade, Emulex, Intel
External storage
Storage systems System Storage® DS5020, DS5100, DS5300, DS3950, DS3500, DS3512, DS3524, IBM Storwize V3700
Storage expansion EXP5000 Storage Expansion Unit; EXP 2512 Storage Expansion Unit; EXP 2524 Storage Expansion Unit; EXP 520 Storage Expansion Unit; EXP 395 Storage Expansion Unit
OEM storage solution DDN SFA 12000 InfiniBand (60 and 84 drive enclosures)
Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) NVIDIA: Quadro 5000, Tesla K10, Tesla M2070Q, Tesla M2090, Tesla K20, Tesla K20X
Operating systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
Cluster management software IBM Platform HPC; IBM Platform Cluster Manager; xCAT (Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit); Moab Adaptive HPC Suite; Moab Adaptive Computing Suite; IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) for Linux; IBM LoadLeveler; IBM Parallel Environment
Rack cabinets
5000 42U Rack Cabinet 79.5" H x 25.2" W x 43.3" D (2020 mm x 640 mm x 1100 mm); 574.2 lbs (261 kg)*
5000 25U Rack Cabinet 49.0" H x 23.8" W x 39.4" D (1344 mm x 605 mm x 1001 mm); 221 lbs (100.2 kg)*
iDataPlex 100U Rack Cabinet 82.4" H x 48.6" W x 33.2" D (2093 mm x 1235 mm x 844 mm); 385 lbs (174.6 kg)
Power and cooling Calibrated Vectored Cooling™, energy-efficient power supplies, low-voltage processors, IBM Power Configurator, Thermal Diagnostics
Scalability One management node is required and one redundant management node for failover is optional. A minimum of two and a maximum of 1,024 managed nodes are supported (optional software may limit supported nodes). This total can include up to 64 storage nodes. The maximum configuration is 1,026 nodes including compute, storage and management nodes. Larger configurations are available through a special bid process
Warranty 3-year parts, customer replaceable unit (CRU) or on-site labour, limited warranty, with individual nodes retaining the warranty and service upgrade offerings for that IBM machine type; optional warranty service upgrades

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