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Trio Departmental Supercomputer

Value and high performance in a 6U rack server

Trio 6U Rack Departmental Supercomputer

Ideal for high-performance supercomputing (HPC), the Trio™ Departmental Supercomputer is a 12-socket, 96 DIMM slot, Linux server that offers an excellent balance of processor density, large shared-memory and value in a space-saving 6U form factor.

  • Ability to scale up to 192 processor cores with AMD Opteron™6300 series processors
  • 12-socket performance in a space-saving 6U form factor
  • Up to 3.0-TB of shared memory


  • Trio™

    Overview

    Our Trio is a 192 core, large memory, rack-mountable, Linux Departmental Supercomputer.

    We call our Trio a 'Departmental Supercomputer' because it is very affordable - ideal for scientists, researchers and engineering departments. We cost less because our Trios do not depend on high cost proprietary hardware. We designed our Trios to take advantage of the latest in off-the-shelf technology.  

    Our Trio Departmental Supercomputer is a Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) high performance computer with a large shared-memory. Each Trio Departmental Supercomputer has twelve 16-core next-generation AMD Opteron™ 6300 series processors (192 cores total) on three 2U server nodes interconnected with 40 Gbps Infiniband. [No expensive Infiniband switch is needed!] Our Trio Departmental Supercomputer is available in two different shard memory configurations:

  • 1.5 TB
  • 3.0 TB
  • Our Trio Departmental Supercomputer is rated at 1.6 TeraFLOPS (peak theoretical).

    To programmers, our Trio Departmental Supercomputer looks just like a single huge-memory Linux box. Programmers can use standard threading packages to get access to all 192 CPUs and up to 3.0 TeraBytes of memory. With Trio, programmers need not worry about message passing interface programming, which is what supercomputing clusters and other limited memory systems demand. There's also no need to build complex file-access program components; programmers can just read a big dataset into memory and access it as an array.

    Try and Buy Program

    We encourage everone to trial our Departmental Supercomputers. In High Performance Computing (HPC), it's always advantageous to try your specific applications and data sets on the supercomputer you're considering to make sure you're getting exactly what you need.

    We give all potential users remote login privileges to our systems at our UMass Boston facility and schedule free time on our machines for them to conduct their own tests. We are confident that our Departmental Supercomputers outperform everyone. Click here to request your own Trio Trial →

    Tech Specs

    Processors:

    192 Cores (Twelve 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series Processors)

    Memory:

    96 DIMM sockets with 2 options:

  • 1536-GB total RAM with 16-GB 1600 MHz ECC DDR3 DIMMs
  • 3072-GB total RAM with 32-GB 1333 MHz ECC DDR3 DIMMs
  • Software:

    Linux Support (OpenSUSE 11.4)

    DSMP™ Distributed Symmetric Multi-Processing™ Linux kernel extension (enables Symmetric Multi-Processing on a Trio Departmental Supercomputer - a single software image with 1.5 TB or 3.3 TB single shared memory across 3 server nodes with 192 AMD Opteron™ 6200 series cores)

    OpenMP, Pthreads, POSIX, MPI

    Storage:

    Eighteen 3.5" hot swap drive bays with eight options:

  • Three 2-TB (6-TB total) SATA2 hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Six 2-TB (12-TB total) SATA2 hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Eight 2-TB (16-TB total) SATA2 hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Eighteen 2-TB (36-TB total) SATA2 hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Three 1-TB (3-TB total) nearline SAS hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Six 1-TB (6-TB total) nearline SAS hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Eight 1-TB (8-TB total) nearline SAS hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Eighteen 1-TB (18-TB total) nearline SAS hot swap 7200 RPM
  • Nodes:

    Three SuperMicro A+ 2042G-6RF Servers

    Node Interconnect::

    6 Single-port QSFP 40 Gbps InfiniBand PCIe Host Bus Adapters (No InfiniBand needed)

    I/O:

  • 1 DVD-ROM
  • 1 RJ45 Gbps Ethernet
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 VGA Port
  • PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Ports
  • 1 Fast UART 16550 Serial Port
  • 1 RJ45 Dedicated LAN supports IPMI
  • Optional 10 Gbps Ethernet
  • Environment:

    6 Redundant 1400-Watt High Efficiency Power Supplies (80 PLUS Gold Certified)

    Efficient Front-to-Back Cooling

    Power:

    1200 W: 100-140V, 50-60 Hz, 10.5-14.7 Amp (per node)

    1400 W: 180-240V, 50-60 Hz, 7.2-9.5 Amp (per node)

    Dimensions:

    Standard 19 inch Rack Mountable

    Height-6U (10.5 inches or 267 mm) 19 inch Rack Mountable

    Width-17.2 inches (437 mm) 19 inch Rack Mountable

    Depth-27.75 inches (705 mm)

    Gross Weight:

    207 lbs. (93.9kg)

    Click here to download a PDF of the Trio Departmental Supercomputer Specification Sheet.

    Try and Buy Program

    We encourage everone to trial our Departmental Supercomputers. In High Performance Computing (HPC), it's always advantageous to try your specific applications and data sets on the supercomputer you're considering to make sure you're getting exactly what you need.

    We give all potential users remote login privileges to our systems at our UMass Boston facility and schedule free time on our machines for them to conduct their own tests. We are confident that our Departmental Supercomputers outperform everyone. Click here to request your own Trio Trial →