About OzSTAR

The new OzSTAR supercomputer will be available soon in 2018.

A key role of the new supercomputer will be to underpin the computational efforts of the Swinburne-hosted Centre of Excellence in Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav). It will also continue our tradition of operating as a national facility for the astronomy community through the GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics Research (gSTAR) program which receives funding from Astronomy Australia Limited for hardware and software support. Thus OzSTAR as a name for the new Swinburne supercomputer is a natural marriage of these two national-facing streams. However, OzSTAR will primarily be available as a high-performance computing facility to drive research forward across all academic disciplines at Swinburne.

OzSTAR continues the tradition of leadership in academic supercomputing at Swinburne, helping students and staff at Swinburne to achieve their research goals while also operating as a national facility for the astronomy community. 

Specifications

107 Standard compute nodes:

  • Dell R740 14G Server
  • 2 x Intel Gold 6140 18-core processors
  • 2 x NVIDIA P100 12GB PCIe GPUs
  • 192 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 400 GB local SSD

8 “Data Crunching” nodes:

  • 4 with 384 GB RAM
  • 4 with 768 GB RAM
  • 2 TB NVMe flash SSD
  • same processors and GPUs as Standard nodes

4 Intel Xeon Phi (KNL) nodes:

  • each with 68 core Xeon Phi C6320p

100 Gb/s OmniPath interconnect


5 PB Lustre-zfs filesystem


Slurm workload Manager


CentOS 7.4 operating system