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ARCHIE-WeSt User Guide: Introduction

ARCHIE-WeSt provides Research Computing facilities to the University of Strathclyde and other Institutions primarily in the west of Scotland.

The pages in this section provide a comprehensive overview of how to access and use ARCHIE-WeSt.

The machine, supplied by Lenovo and installed by OCF, consists of the following specification:

64 Standard compute nodes (Lenovo SD30 servers)

  • 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6138 20 core 2.0GHz CPU's
  • 40 cores per node
  • 2560 cores in total
  • 192 GB RAM per node

2 Large memory nodes (Lenovo SR850 servers)

  • 4 x Intel Xeon Gold 6138 20 core 2.0GHz CPU's
  • 80 cores per node
  • 3 TB RAM per node

4 Visualization capable Login nodes (Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 servers)

  • 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6138 20 core 2.0GHz CPU's
  • 768 GB RAM per node
  • NVidia Quadro P4000 graphics card

High performance network (100Gb/s Intel Omnipath)

230TB high performance parallel filesystem storage (IBM GPFS)

Two Head nodes for system management (Lenovo ThinkSystem SR530)