The Condominium Model – a centralized system and how it works (Coming April 2017)

-Anyone in the Rutgers community can gain access to the ACI resources facilitated by OARC. Multiple levels of access and priority based upon researcher need and buy-in are available:

–Free to Rutgers community

  • Basic level of priority

–Nodes for purchase (by faculty, departments, colleges)

  • Have owner priority
  • Priority access based on number purchased
  • Can preempt non-owners immediately
  • Designed to feel as local as possible
  • No indirect costs since this is an equipment purchase

–Most recent node configuration (approximately $5,611 without accelerators):

  • 2 x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2680v4 2.4 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14-core CPUs (28-cores per node)
  • 128 GB* of RAM (8 x 16 GB DIMMs)
  • 1 TB 7.2K 6 Gbps SATA 2.5” HDD
  • GigE an Infiniband EDR (100Gbs)  adapters

*Other configurations available, as listed below:
128GB Node   $5,611.21
256GB Node   $6,717.07
512GB Node   $9,039.33

–Subsidizing helps keep costs down so researchers can afford more.

  • OARC covers costs of racks, network interconnect, systems admin, maintenance, some spare nodes, etc.

–Storage (attached to computing)

  • Limited amount available with back-up to everyone for free (home directories)
  • Available for purchase – 1st TB storage included with node purchase. Additional  storage at $150/TB up to 10 TB per node good for the length of the warranty (4 – 5 years)
  • Backed up/snapshot (home directories and purchased) and non-backed up (scratch)

–Hadoop/Spark (Data analytics environment)

-Dedicated allocation requests will be available through a review process


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Janae Baker, Program Coordinator ♦ (848) 445-5231 ♦