Skylight (2017- )

 

Skylight @ MERCURY User Guide

Skylight is the MERCURY part of the Palmetto Cluster now administered by Clemson University.  The original cluster was  MERCURY’s  2017 HPC acquisition purchased using funds from an 2016 NSF MRI grant. Its operation and hosting was generously supported by the Office of Furman’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2017-2020.  To insure regular computational support for our growing MERCURY consortium, Skylight is now part of the Palmetto Cluster.   MERCURY’s 2020 NSF MRI grant is being used to augment Skylight.

The Palmetto Cluster has extensive documentation which includes information about office hours and email support, logingetting started, software, and more.  Clemson has also kindly created an Introduction to Computing on Palmetto just for MERCURY which includes a description of the Skylight part of Palmetto.   For other useful information on computational chemistry see our resources page.


Original Skylight Hardware Configuration

  • 1  Master/login node: 20 Intel E5-2640v4 2.4GHz cores, 128GB RAM, 1 TB mirrored disk
  • 1  Storage (I/O) node: 20 Intel E5-2640v4 2.4GHz cores, 64GB RAM, 23 TB disk array
  • 22 STDMEM compute nodes (node01-22): 20 Intel E5-2640v4 2.4GHz cores, 128GB RAM, 1 TB disk
  • 3  HIMEM compute nodes (himem01-03): 28 Intel E5-2680v4 2.4GHz cores, 512GB RAM, 1 TB disk
  • 6  GTX1080 GPU compute nodes (gpu01-06): 20 Intel E5-2640v4 2.4GHz cores, 64GB RAM, 1 TB disk + 4x Nvidia GTX 1080 GPUs
  • 2  P100 GPU compute nodes (gpup01-02): 20 Intel E5-2640v4 2.4GHz cores, 128GB RAM, 1 TB disk + 1x Nvidia P100GPU

The machine has 35 nodes including the login and storage node.