Tender for HPC Expansion

Tender for HPC Expansion

We have a requirement to expand the cluster by adding another 12 compute nodes which will be connected using IB.

T20/0046 HPC expansion

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Data-processing machines (hardware) – 30210000

Location of contract

North East

Value of contract

£100,000 to £500,000

Procurement reference

BIP590332702

Published date

29 April 2021

Closing date

17 May 2021

Closing time

1pm

Contract start date

24 May 2021

Contract end date

24 May 2024

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

Northumbria University has an HPC cluster (Oswald) which utilises Intel Omniopath (OPA) as the node interconnection fabric. As Intel has stopped future development of OPA we want to migrate to use Mellanox Infiniband node interconnection fabric.

We have a requirement to expand the cluster by adding another 12 compute nodes which will be connected using IB. We must keep the current cluster intact and operational, so we need to add an OPA-IB Bridge (LNET-Router) and then migrate our current nodes over to IB over time.

We also require another 120TB of storage as a SAS connected JBOD.

Items required
•12 Nodes, ~120TB storage, Infiniband Switch, OPA-IB Bridge(Lnet Router)
•All hardware to be SuperMicro based, with the exception of the Infiband switch.

 

More information

 

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How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Angelique Borsboom

Address

Sutherland building
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1XE
UK

Telephone

07429334777

Email

angelique.borsboom@northumbria.ac.uk