PharmaMatrix Cluster

The PharmaMatrix cluster is a high-performance computing cluster dedicated to drug discovery for cancer research.The first system acquisition was a 128 node cluster consisting of 64 Hewlett Packard ProLiant BL2x220c G5 double density blades. Each node in this cluster has 8GB of RAM and two Intel Xeon E5420 quad-core processors running at 2.5Ghz for a total capacity of 1024 cores and 1TB of RAM. All nodes are interconnected by 4X DDR InfiniBand and gigabit Ethernet.
The second system expanded the cluster by adding an IBM BladeCenter LS42 with 7 blades each with four quad-core AMD Opteron 8384 processors running at 2.7GHz with 128 GB of RAM, for a total capacity of 112 cores and 896GB of RAM.

Storage for research data is provided by two Dell PowerEdge R510 servers with 30TB of online storage, and backups are done with a Sun SL48 tape library.