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Hive Documentation

This page documents the hardware, software, and policies surrounding this resource.


Operating System

This cluster currently runs Ubuntu version 11.10 for the x86-64 with custom additions by CSE. The major customizations include (but are not limited to) ganglia, OpenMPI, cobbler, SLURM, and Puppet.


Requests for any centrally installed software should go to Any software that is available in Ubuntu is also available for installation or already installed on this cluster. We have set up a page that has details on the current software configuration. We use Environment Modules to manage the environment. A quick into:

  • To get a list of available applications and libraries - module avail
  • To setup your command line or script based environment - module load <directory/application>

Documentation on some of the custom installed software is at HPC Software Documentation.


Ganglia is available but a SSH tunnel is required to view. For example:

ssh -L

The URL to get to the ganglia page would then be http://localhost:50087/ganglia

In a Linux environment you might create an alias in your .bashrc file:

alias hiveganglia='ssh -L'

The command hiveganglia would then create the tunnel.


The hardware for hive is made up of the following:

Head Node

  • 4 quad core Intel CPU E5620 2.40GHz (4 cores/8 threads per CPU)
  • 11TB usable (8x2TB disks)
  • 48GB RAM
  • 10G uplink 82599EB

Compute Node

  • 8 Compute nodes with two Intel CPU E5645, 2.4 GHz CPUs (12 cores/24 threads)
  • 96 GB ram.
  • 1TB drive in each compute node

The rest

  • 1 48-port HP 2910 al (2 port 10G, 44 port 1G)
  • 1 KVM console
  • 1 APC rack
  • 1 managed PDU
support/systems/hive.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/07 09:48 by omen