PaNIP-TDAQ Cluster Installation


PaNIP Cluster

1.  Private Compute Cluster - ~800 CPU Cores and 12 TB Storage

  • We received computers from ATLAS-TDAQ @ CERN
    • 12 rack mount Dell C6100 Chassis
    • each 4 nodes,
  • each with 2 CPUs Xeon E5540/E5650 /node
    • 16 GB RAM/node
    • 1 * 250/500 MB HD/node
    • 2 NIC ports/node
  • 6 HP Network Swithes ProCurve 3500YL-48 Port J8693A
  • UJ ICS gifts Dell Storage Server
    • Disk group 1 is a PERC H730P RAID5 of 12 3.36TiB HDDs with one device configured as a hot spare
    • Hosts VMs, like the Head node for the cluster.

2.  SysAdmin

  • CentOS7
    • User account and name on request to sys admins
    • User authentication to head node by keyed ssh through tunnel into DMZ <Ask by Whatsapp>
    • Root password for learning sys admins = <Ask by Whatsapp>
  • Foreman, Puppet, Local DHCP, Prometheus, Grafana, Condor, ATLAS software suite by CVMFS
  • Further details on system install and administration are private here

3.  HPC Access

4.  ATLAS Tier 3 Node

  • In progress