Researchers at the University of Miami are taking advantage of Pegasus, the Linux based supercomputer consisting of 5,000 central processing units (CPUs). The system is designed to perform complex computations in various areas of research. The Fall 2010 issue of The University of Miami Magazine features Pegasus Rising. The article provides an inside look on how UM researchers are currently using this behemoth.
Pegasus is a blade based cluster available for M/EPP (Massive/Embarrassingly Parallel) simulations and data analysis tasks. The cluster consists of over 1,000 compute nodes. These nodes are interconnected within their enclosures by Gigabit Ethernet and outside their enclosures with 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The cluster also features a 35 TB High Performance File System, for maximum performance of both parallel and serial access. This system provides an aggregate 5,230 Intel Xeon Cores and 7.4 TB of aggregated memory. These systems are configured to provide a development and job running environment similar to those that are available in other HPC centers.