ARCHIE-WeSt Specification


ARCHIE-WeSt is a state-of-the art High Performance Computer jointly funded by the University of Strathclyde and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (£1.6M). The primary aim of ARCHIE-WeSt is to support the Academic and Industrial communities in the west of Scotland, though access is available to all UK Academic Institutions and companies based in the UK.


Headline Specification

  • 3408 cores for distributed parallel and serial computing
  • eight 512GB RAM large memory nodes (32 cores per node)
  • 8 GPU servers (12 CPU cores + 448 GPU cores per node)
  • 150TB of high performance LUSTRE storage.
  • aggregate peak performance of almost 38 Teraflops


Detailed Specification

Standard Compute Nodes
  • Dell C6100 servers
  • Dual Intel Xeon X5650 2.66 GHz CPU’s (6 cores each)
  • 48 GB RAM
  • 4xQDR Infiniband Internconnect
Large Memory Nodes
  • Dell R810 servers
  • 4 Intel Xeon E7-430 2.3GHz CPU’s (8 cores each)
  • 512 GB RAM
  • 4xQDR Infiniband Interconnect
GPU Nodes
  • standard node + NVidia M2075 GPU card
    • 448 CUDA cores
    • 6GB RAM
Visualisation nodes
  • 2 Dell R5500 servers
  • Dual Intel Xeon X5650 2.66 GHz CPU’s (6 cores each)
  • 48GB RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro 6000 6GB RAM graphics card
LUSTRE Storage
  • 148TB storage (formatted)
  • 1 Meta Data server + 3 Object Storage Servers
  • 4xQDR Infiniband network
  • 3.6GBs-1 peak performance