Computing Facility

CUP requires a high performance computing facility to support Monte Carlo simulations and large-scale data analysis for all CUP experiments. These needs are met primarily by the CUP computing cluster (Figure I-35) which consists of 1 master node, 16 work nodes, and 1 memory-optimized work node, each with 16 to 20 core processors and 292 core processors in total. It provides data storage including two 800-gigabyte solid state drives and a 400-terabyte Lustre parallel file server, as shown in Figure I-36. Access to the data storage is provided over a 10 Gb/s network.

Figure I-35: CUP cluster configuration
Figure I-36. Lustre storage configuration