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Hyperion—Decommissioned

In 2008, the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teamed with 10 computing industry leaders to accelerate the development of powerful next-generation Linux clusters in a project dubbed Hyperion.

Hyperion brought together Dell, Intel, Supermicro, QLogic, Cisco, Mellanox, DDN, Sun, LSI and RedHat to create a large-scale testbed for high-performance computing technologies critical to NNSA's work to maintain the aging U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without underground nuclear testing, and industry's ability to make petaFLOP/s (quadrillion floating operations per second) computing and storage more accessible for commerce, industry and research and development.

Hyperion Scalable Units

Phase 1-11.5 TF/s Scalable Unit

Deployment is a 4 SU, 46 TF/s Cluster with full IBA

  • 576 Total Nodes and 4,608 cores, 12.1 TB/s memory bandwidth, 4.6 TB capacity
  • IBA is expandable to 1,728 IB ports; single plane and can double to dual pane
  • 80.0 GF/s dual-socket 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel LV Harpertown nodes
    • 8 GB from 4-channel FB-DIMM 667 RAM @ 21.6 GB/s
  • Nodes utilize PCI-Express gen. 2 I/O which provides an upgrade path to IBA 4x QDR
  • Storable Scalable Units (SSU) from DDN, LSI and Sun yielding >47 GB/s and 732 TB disk

Phase 2-13 TF/s Scalable Unit

Deployment is a 4 SU, 52 TF/s Cluster with full IBA

  • 576 Total Nodes and 4,608 cores, 36.9 TB/s memory bandwitdh, 6.9 TB capacity
  • IBA is expandable to 1,728 IB ports
  • ~77 GF/s dual-socket 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Nehalem nodes with 12GB of memory per node
    • ~8 GB from 6-channel DDR 1333 DRAM @ 64 GB/s
  • Nodes utilize PCI-Express v2 I/O which provides an upgrade path to IBA 4x QDR
  • Storable Scalable Units (SSU) from DDN, LSI and Sun yielding >47 GB/s and 732 TB disk
  • Full system will require 400kW of power, 112 tons of cooling. Sited at LLNL.

Hyperion Storage

Data Direct Networks

  • S2A 9550 IBA 4X SDR 512x250 GB SATA
  • S2A 9900 IBA 4X DDR 280x500 GB SATA
  • S2A 9900 IBA 4X DDR 160x147 GB SAS
  • 233 TB total RAID6 (8+2) storage capacity

LSI/Engenio

  • Four Engenio 7000 (XBB2)
  • IBA 4X DDR 192x500GB SATA
  • 307 TB total RAID6 (8+2) storage capacity

Sun Microsystems

  • Eight “Thor” Sun Fire X4540
  • 48x500 GB SATA, IBA 4X DDR/10GbE
  • 192 TB raw total storage capacity