Sugar (Shared University Grid at Rice) is Rice’s oldest running shared compute cluster. Comprised of 134 Sun Microsystems SunFire x4150 nodes, Sugar is designed as a compute farm to run serial jobs and multi-core single-node jobs only. Each node contains two quad-core 2.83GHz Intel Xeon Harpertown CPUs with 16GB RAM per node. A 14 TB Panasas volume ($SHARED_SCRATCH) provides fast I/O to run user applications while an internal NFS server provides a 1 TB file system for user home directories, and another 2 TB for group allocations.
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This work was supported in part by the Shared University Grid at Rice funded by NSF under Grant EIA-0216467, and a partnership between Rice University, Sun Microsystems, and Sigma Solutions, Inc.