NOVA 26 Node Computing Cluster

NOVA is a 26 node high performance computing cluster with 720 cores, 3.5 TB memory and 36 TB of storage capacity in total. Of the 26 compute nodes, 22 are populated with dual socket 16 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2683 v4 with an Rpeak of 23.6 TF and 128 GB DDR4 memory per node and the remaining 4 nodes have single socket 4 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5122 with an Rpeak of 1.8 TF and 192 GB of DDR4 memory per node. Interconnect is through Intel’s Omnipath (100Gb/s)


  • Computing Nodes (22+4):
    • CPU (22 Nodes): Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2683 v4, dual socket 16 cores per socket, 2.1 GHz, 9.6 GT/s
    • Memory: 128 GB (8x16GB) 2400 MHz DDR4 - 4GB per core
    • Storage: 2x1TB NL-SAS hot plug HDD in RAID-1
    • CPU (4 Nodes): Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5122, single socket 4 cores per socket, 3.6 GHz, 10.4 GT/s
    • Memory : 192 GB DDR4 (6x32GB) 2666 MHz DDR4 – 48GB per core
    • Storage: 3x4TB NL-SAS hot plug HDD in RAID-5
    • Interconnect Intel Omnipath (100Gb/s)
    • Associated Storage: 12 x 4TB NL-SAS disks in RAID-5 (40TB of available disk space)


    • MPI : Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018, 2019 Cluster Edition
    • C/C++ : gcc/g++ 4.8.5, Intel C/C++ XE, 18.0.0
    • Fortran 77/90/95+ : gfortran 4.8.5, Intel Fortran XE, 18.0.0 (includes fortran compiler and Math Kernel Library)
    • Python: v2.7.5, v3.6.3
    • Perl: v5.16, with multi-thread support

    Job Scheduler

    • slurm 18.08.7

    Visualization/Analysis Packages

    • IDL 8.6

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    Last updated on: February 20, 2024