SuperComputing 2011
Moving Towards Terabit/Sec Transfers


Servers are divided in fiour categories:

A) PCIe Generation3 40GE Servers

2U Servers  Qty 5
 Processor  Dual Intel Processor Xeon E2560 Eight Core
 RAM  64GB
 Hard Disks  16 x 120GB OCZ Vertex3 SSD Disks or 7 x SAS Disks
 NIC  Mellanox 40GE Gen3

B) PCIe Generation2 40GE Servers

1U / 2U Servers  Qty 3
 Processor  Dual Processor Xeon X5670 Hex-Core
 RAM  24GB
 Hard Disks  16 x OCZ Vertex 3 Disks or 3 x 1TB Disks
 NIC  Mellanox 40GE Gen2

C) PCIe Generation2 10GE Servers

1U / 2U Servers  Qty 5
 Processor  Dual Processor Xeon L5640 Hex-Core
 RAM  24GB
 Hard Disks  3 x 3TB Disks
 NIC  Mellanox 10GE SFP+

D) Storage Servers

Four JBODs were connected to One Twin 2U Server using Areca Controller.

JBODs  Qty 4
Specifications per JBOD
 Disks  24 x 3TB
 Controllers  SAS uplink to Areca Controller

Networking Equipment

 Brocade MLXe-4 Switch-router  Qty 1
   1 x 100G port , 16 x 10G Ports
Force10 Z9000 40GE Switch  Qty 1
 32 x 40GE switch, each port can be splited into 4 x 10GE ports
 Force10 S60 Switch  Qty 1
 Cisco 6509E Switch  Qty 1
 8 x 10GE Ports

 DYNES  Equipment  
 Dell 8024F Switch  Qty 1, 24 10GE ports
 FDT Server (Dell R510)  Qty 1, 12 x 1TB SATA Disks with Intel X25 Dual port 10GE Card
 IDC Controller (Dell R410)  Qty 1

 Rack  2 x 42U
 FO PatchPanel  1