Cluster Hardware Architecture

The current architecture specification calls for multi-core 64bit CPUs with 4G of memory per CPU core. Local disk space requirements are modest as the virtual host storage is on shared storage, since each physical system hosts multiple virtual systems (approx 1 per core). Dual drives are used for redundancy as are N+1 power supplies. The machines are to have at least one free PCI or PCI-X slot to facilitate future growth.

The machines for initial deployment meet these specifications and have dual core dual socket 2.4GHz SocketF Opteron chips with 16G of RAM.

These are currently presented virtually as single CPU systems with 2G RAM per system.

-- JonProulx - 14 Feb 2007
Topic revision: 08 Aug 2007, JonProulx

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