The New Frontier Initiative’s Hydro system is a compute cluster focused on supporting research and development related to national security and preparedness as well as research in other domains. 

System Documentation

For more information about using the system please see the Hydro User Documentation.

System Description

The system is composed of 70 nodes, together making available 944 Intel Sandy Bridge cores, 256 AMD Interlagos cores, and 560 AMD Rome & Milan cores with over 27TB aggregate system memory, as well as 18 NVIDIA 80GB A100 GPUs.

All nodes are connected to 4 PB of Lustre-based parallel storage across two filesystems.

FDR Infiniband connects the storage, while 40Gbe and 100Gbe connect the nodes to the internet. Both IB and Ethernet networks are usable by MPI communications.

Software Environment

The software environment includes:

  • RHEL 8 OS
  • SLURM job scheduler
  • Singularity container support
  • NVIDIA CUDA 11.7 GPU toolset