Teach Cluster

August 19, 2016 in news, Systems


The Teach cluster at SciNet has been assembled from older re-purposed compute hardware. Access to this small, homogeneous cluster is provided primarily for local teaching purposes. It is configured similarly to the production Niagara system.

The cluster consists of 42 repurposed nodes each with 16 cores (two 8-core Intel Xeon 2.0GHz Sandybridge CPUs), with 64GB of RAM per node.

The nodes are interconnected with 2.6:1 blocking QDR Infiniband for MPI communications and disk I/O to the SciNet Niagara filesystems.

In total, this cluster contains 672 cores.

The Teach cluster came online in the Fall on 2018 and is currently, in the winter term of 2019, used in three courses at the University of Toronto.

UofT faculty that is interested in using this cluster in their teaching can contact us at support@scinet.utoronto.ca.