ECGATE is a Linux cluster, available exclusively to registered users from Member and Co-operating States. This general-purpose computing facility can be used for graphical or other pre- and post-processing that is not suitable for the supercomputer, to access the Data Handling System (DHS), to transfer data to and from external sites etc.   

The hardware consists of

  • 12 compute nodes, each with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2680 (Sandy Bridge-EP, total of 16 cores 2.7 GHz, 128 GB RAM) and 2 x 900 GB SAS HDD. One of these nodes serves as a 'login' node.
  • 6 I/O server nodes, each with 1 Intel Xeon E5-2680 (Sandy Bridge-EP, 8 cores 2.7 GHz, 64 GB RAM) and 2 x 900 GB SAS HDD
  • 8 DS3524 plus 16 EXP3524 storage systems providing about 170 TB of raw disk space
  • 135 TB additional raw disk space from a DDN SFA7700X storage array

The processors of the new Linux system have 2–3 times the processing power of those of the previous AIX ECGATE cluster.

For more information, see our ECGATE user documentation.