System Configuration

Bridges comprises over 850 computational nodes, 

Bridges' computational nodes supply 1.3018 Pf/s and 274 TiB RAM.  The Bridges system also includes more than 6PB of node-local storage and 10PB of shared storage in the Pylon file system.

In addtion to its computational nodes, Bridges contains a number of login, database, web server and data transfer nodes.

RSM nodes

Number 752
CPUs 2 Intel Haswell (E5-2695 v3) CPUs; 14 cores/CPU; 2.3 - 3.3 GHz
RAM 128GB, DDR4-2133
Cache 35MB LLC
Node-local storage 2 HDDs, 4TB each
Server HPE Apollo 2000
Node names r001 - r752

LSM nodes

Number 8 34
CPUs 4 Intel Xeon E5-8860 v3 CPUs; 16 cores per CPU; 2.2 -3.2 GHz 4 Intel Xeon E7-8870 v4 CPUs; 20 cores/CPU; 2.1 -3.0 GHz
RAM 3TB, DDR4-2133 3TB, DDR4-2400
Cache 40MB LLC 50MB LLC
Node-local storage 4 HDDs, 4TB each 4 HDDs, 4TB each
Server HPE ProLiant DL580 HPE ProLiant DL580
Node names l001 - l008 l009 - l042

ESM nodes

Number 2 2
CPUs 16 Intel Xeon E7-8880 v3 CPUs; 18 cores/CPU; 2.3 - 3.1 GHz 16 Intel Xeon E7-8880 v4 CPUs; 22 cores/CPU; 2.2 - 3.3 GHz
RAM 12TB, DDR4-2133 12TB, DDR4-2400
Cache 45MB LLC 55MB LLC
Node-local storage 16 HDDs, 4TB each 16 HDDs, 4TB each
Server HPE Integrity Superdome X HPE Integrity Superdome X
Node names xl001 - xl002 xl003 - xl004

RSM-GPU nodes

Number 16 32
GPUs 2 NVIDIA Tesla K80 Kepler architecture 2 NVIDIA Tesla P100 Pascal architecture
GPU memory 12GB/GPU
48GB total/node 
32GB total/node 
CPUs 2 Intel Haswell (E5-2695 v3) CPUs; 14 cores/CPU; 2.3 - 3.3 GHz 2 Intel Broadwell E5-2683 v4 CPUs; 16 cores/CPU; 2.1 - 3.0 GHz
RAM 128GB, DDR4-2133 128GB, DDR4-2400
Cache 35MB LLC 40MB LLC
Node-local storage 2 HDDs, 4TB each 2 HDDs, 4TB each
Server HPE Apollo 2000 HPE Apollo 2000
Node names gpu001 - gpu 016 gpu017 - gpu048

AI-GPU nodes

 Volta 16 DGX-2 (Volta 32)
Number 9 1
GPUs 8 NVIDIA Volta V100 16 NVIDIA Volta V100
GPU memory 16GB/GPU
128GB total/node
512GB total
CPUs 2 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20 cores/CPU (40 cores total)
2.4 - 3.7 GHz
2 Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
24 cores/CPU (48 cores total)
2.7 - 3.7 GHz
RAM 192 GB, DDR4-2666 1.5 TB, DDR4-2666
Cache   33MB
Node-local storage 4 NVMe SSDs, 2TB each (total 8TB) 8 NVMe SSDs, 8.84TB each (total ~30TB)
Server HPE Apollo 6500 -
Node names gpu049 - gpu057 gpu058


Database, web server, data transfer, login nodes

CPUs 2 Intel Xeon E5 series CPUs; 14 cores/CPU; 2.3 - 3.3 GHz
Cache 35MB LLC
Node-local storage Database nodes have additional SSDs or HDDs
Server HPE ProLiant DL360s or HPE ProLiant DL380s

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