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'''Arcturus''' is a big big SPARC server.  It was received through the 2008 [[Sun Academic Excellence Grant (AEG)|Sun AEG]] received by the TJ CSL.  Simply put, arcturus is a high-performance computing (HPC) server.  It is also a [[Sun Ray]] server for HPC projects (separate from the primary Sun Ray FailOver Group (FOG)). Arcturus also has a LUN on the [[SAN]] to facilitate storage of HPC and research data off of [[AFS]].
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'''Arcturus''' (Spring 2008 - Present) is a big big SPARC server.  It was received through the 2008 [[Sun Academic Excellence Grant (AEG)|Sun AEG]] received by the TJ CSL.  Simply put, Arcturus is a high-performance computing (HPC) server.  It is also a Sun Ray server for HPC projects (separate from the primary Sun Ray FailOver Group (FOG)). Arcturus is a Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 with 4 SPARC64-VI (2.15GHz, 2 cores/CPU, 2 threads/core) processors, 16GB RAM (slit between two system boards), and 2x73GB disks (RAID1) running Solaris 10.
  
 
'''IMPORTANT''': The power supplies are not redundant unless they are running at 208V and configured to be redundant.  We are currently running them at 120V.  Do not unplug either power cord without powering arcturus off first!
 
'''IMPORTANT''': The power supplies are not redundant unless they are running at 208V and configured to be redundant.  We are currently running them at 120V.  Do not unplug either power cord without powering arcturus off first!
  
 
==Uses==
 
==Uses==
*HPC (including Matlab, possibly Mathematica in the future)
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*HPC
*Boot server for Solaris net installs (this may move to a different [[constellation|server]] later)
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*Boot server for Solaris net installs (this has since moved to [[Betelgeuse]]
*Development/compile server for SPARC (similar to [[betelgeuse]], but more stable by necessity)
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*Development/compile server for SPARC (similar to [[Betelgeuse]], but more stable by necessity)
 
 
{{Server Tech Specs |
 
    type = Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 |
 
    numcpus = 4 |
 
    cpu = SPARC64-VI (2.15 GHz, 2 cores/CPU, 2 threads/core) |
 
    ram = 16 GB on 2 boards (max 128 GB on 4 boards) |
 
    hds = 2x 73 GB RAID 1 |
 
    os = Solaris 10
 
}}
 
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
Arcturus replaced [[moloch]].  While it does not have hot swap CPU and memory boards like moloch did, just about every other part except the DVD player is hot-swappable, even the PCIe and PCI-X slots.  It also pulls less power than moloch (idle vs. idle).  Arcturus' CPUs can be upgraded to the newer SPARC64-VII (2.4 Ghz, 4 core, 2 threads/core) processors should we ever want to and can afford to.
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Arcturus replaced [[Moloch]].  While it does not have hot swap CPU and memory boards like Moloch did, just about every other part except the DVD player is hot-swappable, even the PCIe and PCI-X slots.  It also pulls less power than Moloch (idle vs. idle).  Arcturus' CPUs can be upgraded to the newer SPARC64-VII (2.4 Ghz, 4 core, 2 threads/core) processors should we ever want to and can afford to.
 
 
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Revision as of 22:46, 4 October 2010


Arcturus (Spring 2008 - Present) is a big big SPARC server. It was received through the 2008 Sun AEG received by the TJ CSL. Simply put, Arcturus is a high-performance computing (HPC) server. It is also a Sun Ray server for HPC projects (separate from the primary Sun Ray FailOver Group (FOG)). Arcturus is a Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 with 4 SPARC64-VI (2.15GHz, 2 cores/CPU, 2 threads/core) processors, 16GB RAM (slit between two system boards), and 2x73GB disks (RAID1) running Solaris 10.

IMPORTANT: The power supplies are not redundant unless they are running at 208V and configured to be redundant. We are currently running them at 120V. Do not unplug either power cord without powering arcturus off first!

Uses

  • HPC
  • Boot server for Solaris net installs (this has since moved to Betelgeuse
  • Development/compile server for SPARC (similar to Betelgeuse, but more stable by necessity)

Trivia

Arcturus replaced Moloch. While it does not have hot swap CPU and memory boards like Moloch did, just about every other part except the DVD player is hot-swappable, even the PCIe and PCI-X slots. It also pulls less power than Moloch (idle vs. idle). Arcturus' CPUs can be upgraded to the newer SPARC64-VII (2.4 Ghz, 4 core, 2 threads/core) processors should we ever want to and can afford to.