The COMPASS project includes a new computational resource that is available to both COMPASS project participants and to other researchers working on coastal and terrestrial-aquatic systems who are funded by the Earth and Environmental System Science Division of DOE’s Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program. Eligible PIs will be contacted with information to request allocations.
The COMPASS computer features 92 compute nodes, each containing two Intel 6240R 24-core processors running at 2.4 GHz. Each compute node contains 384GB of RAM, fully populating all six memory channels of each processor. Compute nodes have 2TB of onboard NVME flash storage and an HDR (100Gb/s) Infiniband interconnect. All nodes share access to a 4PB Lustre filesystem, which resides on DDN Exascaler storage hardware. Access to, scheduling for, and some auxiliary containerized workloads for this cluster will happen via eight specially configured service nodes, which are similar in specification to the compute nodes, but offer more (6TB) onboard NVME storage.
We are in the process of developing a user manual for the COMPASS compute resource which will provide details on how to request an account, how to log in with that account, what software is pre-installed, how to request additional software, how to submit jobs to the scheduler, and more.
Click here to reach the COMPASS Computing support team.