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PDS-Lab with Computer Cluster

Note: This page documents an old infrastructure that no longer exists at ETH. It it is left on-line for a reference and for access to some popular technical howto's.
Hardware Infrastructure -->

Our PDS Student-Lab in IFW E33 
Lab

The CoPs Cluster with its Gigabit Ethernet Switch 
Lab Lab

The Xibalba Cluster 
Lab

Hardware Infrastructure

  • 16 Intel STL-2 Dual Servers CoPs Cluster
    • 2 Pentium III 1GHz, Serverworks LE, 256KB Cache, 512 MB 133MHz SDRAM, 2*9.1 GB IBM Disk, Packet Engine Gigabit Ethernet
    • Rack mounted with KVM-switch
    • Namespace: cop01..cop16
  • 8 Dell Precision 410 (Dual) Old CoPs Cluster
    • 2 Pentium II 400MHz, BX, 256KB Cache, 256 MB RAM, 9.1 GB Cheetah Disk
    • "Pile of PCs" with KVM-switch
    • Namespace: cops1..cops8
  • 8 Dell Precision 410 (Dual) (former old CoPs cluster)
    • Pentium II 400MHz, BX, 256KB Cache, 128 MB RAM, 9.1 GB Cheetah Disk
    • Student machines in IFW E33 and RZ J3 (allocated to students, may be running other OS and be rebooted frequently)
    • Namespace: cops9..cops16
  • 4 Dell Precision 410
    • Pentium II 400MHz, BX, 256KB Cache, 128 MB RAM, 9.1 GB Cheetah Disk, Net Gear/Packet Engine Gigabit Ethernet
    • Student machines in IFW E33
  • 3 Dell Precision 410
    • Pentium III 500MHz, BX, 256KB Cache, 256 MB RAM, 9.1 GB Cheetah Disk, Net Gear Gigabit Ethernet
    • Staff machines. Don't touch.
  • 4 Dell OptiPlex GX1
    • Pentium II 350 MHz, BX, 512KB Cache, 128 MB RAM, 4 GB EIDE, ATI Rage Pro AGP, DEC DE500 Fast Ethernet, 3Com 3C905B 10/100 Ethernet
  • 1 Student PC
    • PentiumII 233MHz, LX, 512KB Cache, 128 MB RAM, 4 GB EIDE, DEC DE500 10/100 Ethernet, 3Com 3C905 10/100 Ethernet
  • 10 Dell OptiPlex GXPro (Dual)
    • Pentium Pro 200MHz, FX, 256KB Cache, 64 MB RAM, 3GB Disk, Matrox Millenium, DEC DE500 10/100 Ethernet, 3Com 3C905 10/100 Ethernet
  • 1 Dell Precision 410 Group Server
    • Pentium III 500MHz, BX, 256KB Cache, 256 MB RAM, 2  18 GB Cheetah Disk Array, 2  9.1 GB Cheetah Disk Array, 2  4.5 GB Cheetah Disks Array, Net Gear Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 Dell Precision 620 Group Compile Server
    • 2 Pentium III Xeon 800MHz, 840, 512KB Cache, 512 MB RAM, 2  36 GB Cheetah Disk Array, Net Gear Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Infrastructure
    • FastEthernet (3Com 3C905 / 3C905B) (Departemental Network)
    • FastEthernet (DEC FastEtherWORKS DE500) (Cluster Administration Network)
    • Gigabit Ethernet Switch (16 Ports) (CabletronSmartSwitch Router 8600)
    • Gigabit Ethernet Switch (8 Ports) (CabletronSmartSwitch Router 8000)
    • 21 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters (Packet Engines G-NIC II)
    • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters (Net Gear GA620)
    • Myrinet 16 Port Switch M2LM-SW16 
    • 4 Myricom M2F-PCI32C Myrinet  LAN Adapters
    • 4 Myricom M2M-PCI32B Myrinet SAN Adapters
    • 2 Dolphin PCI-SCI 32 (Scalable Coherent Interface) Adapters
    • 2 DEC ATMworks 351 ATM OC3 Adapter

Software Infrastructure

  • Operating Systems
  • Development Tools 
    • GNU C/C++, MS Visual C++ 6.0/.NET
    • Portland Group C / C++ / F77 / HPF PGI Compilers
    • SNiFF+ for Unix and Windows NT
    • MS Developer Network, Professional Subscription
    • Intel Technology Developer Kit TDK
    • Intel V-Tune 
  • Benchmark Suites
    • SPEC CPU95 (CINT95, CFP95), SPEC CPU2000 (CINT2000, CFP2000), SPEC JVM98, SPEC sfs97, SPEC HPC96
    • ZiffDavis Winstone98/99, Winbench98/99, ServerBench98/99, NetBench98/99 (Windows NT), MacBench 4.0
  • Office Suites
    • FrameMaker
    • Latex/Lynx
    • MS Office
    • Adobe Exchange
  • ...

ICS - Lab for Computersystems
DINFK - Departement of Computer Science
ETHZ - Swiss Institute of Technology

Departement Informatik der ETH Zürich
Jan 2002
Christian Kurmann, < kurmann_at_inf.ethz.ch >