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Currently the ATLAS Black Forest Grid consists of a small number of infrastructure servers, 250 worker nodes and seven (amount customizable) user-interfaces. The user-interfaces are meant for interactive use, in particular compiling and debugging software, which is going to be run on the cluster. The worker nodes are accessible through the batch system of user interfaces nodes. In total there are 5044 cores (hyperthreaded where applicable) available. (Properties / constraint is not enabled yet)

The exact hardware configurations used are listed in the following table.

VendorModelCPU TypeCPU CacheCoresRAMDisk
SUN x2250 Intel Xeon E5472, 3,0GHz 6144KB 8 16GB 221GB 28 x2250
DELL PE1950 Intel Xeon 5160, 3,0GHz 4096KB 4 16GB 67GB 17 p1950
DELL PE1950 Intel Xeon E5410, 2,33GHz 6144KB 8 16GB 250GB 30 p1950x
DELL PE M610 Intel Xeon L5640, 2,27GHz 12288KB 12(24) 48GB 500GB 26 blm610
DELL PE M620 Intel Xeon E5-2630L, 2,0GHz 15360KB 12(24) 48GB 500GB 37 blm620
DELL PE M620 Intel Xeon E5-2660v1 2.20GHz 20480KB 16(32) 96GB 500GB 18 blm620x
DELL PE M630 Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 2.60GHz 20480KB 16(32) 128GB 500GB 7 blm630
DALCO S2600K Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 2.2GHz 25600KB 20(40) 128GB 450GB 44 dalco
HP BL460c Intel Xeon E5345, 2,33GHz 4096KB 8 16GB 240GB 38 bl460c
HP BL460c Intel Xeon E5430, 2,66GHz 6144KB 8 16GB 240GB 1 bl460x
HP BL220c Intel Xeon E5440, 2,83GHz 6144KB 8 16GB 105GB 16 bl220c
SUM ==== INTEL 524 === 5044 13,4TB 89,7TB 262 ====