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Ziggy is owned by Prof Chris Hunter and the Centre for Molecular Informatics. The cluster comprises a headnode and 8 compute nodes purchased by Prof Chris Hunter and 16 compute nodes migrated from an older cluster (swan).

It has these features:

8 Nodes with:

  • Two eight-core Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 (2.60GHz, Ivy Bridge) CPUs
  • 128 Gb RAM per node
  • Gigabit Ethernet interconnect

16 Nodes with:

  • Two twelve-core Intel Xeon X5650 (2.67GHz, Westmere) CPUs
  • 24 Gb RAM per node
  • Gigabit Ethernet interconnect

Ziggy is intended for serial task farming, and small-scale parallel MPI jobs.

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