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Equipment & Gallery


HPC Cluster Hardware and software Infrastructure:

The HPC Facility hosts three clusters named Fahad, Saqr and Maha. They form an environment that provide the computational backbone for the research at the University of Sharjah.

FAHAD Cluster 
  • One storage/head node with two Intel Xeon Gold 5120 CPU @ 14Cores - 2.20GHz each, 128 GB RAM and 60 TB Storage.
  • One login node with two Intel Xeon Silver 4110 CPU @ 8Cores - 2.10GHz each and 96 GB RAM.
  • 12 compute nodes with 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6140 CPU @ 18Cores – 2.3GHz each and 192 GB RAM.
  • Each compute node and login node has 240 GB SATA HDD.
  • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Mezzanine card with one EDR/100Gbps Port.
  • Centos – 7.8 operating system and Qlustar-11.0 for cluster management.

SAQR Cluster
  • One master node and 4 compute nodes (CNs)
  • Two Intel Xeon E5 Processors (16 core, 2.3 GHz) per CN for a total of 32 CPU-core/CN
  • 8 NVidia K80 GPU cards per CN for a total of 20,000 GPU-core/CN
  • 96 GB of GPU memory and 256 GB of system memory per CN
  • 1 TB of local SSD storage per CN
  • 54 TB of secondary SAN storage.
  • 56 Gbp/s Infiniband switch, 16 Gbp/s FC switch and 1G Ethernet switch.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 operating system and Bright Computing - 8.1 for cluster management.

MAHA Cluster
  • Four HP Z840 workstations
  • Two Intel Xeon E5 processors (12-core, 2.6GHz) per node
  • 480 GB of total system memory.
  • 10 TB of NAS storage
  • 10 Gbp/s Ethernet switch.


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