SuperComputing 2010
Moving Towards Terabit/Sec Transfers



Servers rack comprised of a set of 5 2U Twin Motherboard Supermicro servers.

2U Twin Servers  Qty 12 (48 motherboards)
Specification Per Motherboard
 Processor  Dual Processor Xeon E5630 Quad-Core
 RAM  24GB
 Hard Disks  3 x 2TB SATA-II
 NIC  Myricom/Mellanox 10GE SFP+

Storage Servers

NexSan SataBeasts Disk arrays each equipped with 228 1TB disks were connected with the SuperMicro servers through QLogic FC-8 cards. Each SataBeast controller delivered roughly 3Gbps I/O, a total of 6Gbps per unit.

SataBeast  Qty 5
 Disks  28 x 1TB
 Controllers  2 x FC-8 with 2GB Cache per controller, configured in RAID-0

Networking Equipment

 Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch  Qty 1
   1 x 32port M Series, 2 x 32Port F1 series 10GE Card
 1 x 48 port 1GE Card
 Cisco 3560-E  Qty 1
Force10 E600i ExaScale Switch  Qty 1
 5 x 10GE 10 port line cards
 Force10 S50n Switch  Qty 2

 DYNES  Equipment  
 Dell 8024F Switch  Qty 1, 24 10GE ports
 Dell R510 Server  Qty 1, 12 x 600GB SAS Disks with Intel X25 Dual port 10GE Card
 IDC Controller  Qty 1, Intel server

 40GE Demo  
 Force10 4810 Switch  Qty 1, 44 x 10GE SFP+ + 4 x 40GE QSFP ports
 Servers  Qty 2, SuperMicro 6016XT-TF, 24GB RAM
 NIC  4 x Mellanox ConnectX-2 40GE NICs

 Rack  2 x 42U
 FO PatchPanel  1