Servers rack was comprised of a set of 1U Twin Motherboard Supermicro servers.
|1U Servers||Qty 32|
|2 x Supermicro 6015TC-10GB server|
|Processor||2 x Dual Intel L5420, 2.5 GHz quad-core|
|RAM||2 x 16GB|
|Hard Disks||4 x 1TB SATA-II|
|NIC||2 x 10GbE CX4|
|| 1 x QLogic 2560 FC-8
(in 16 sevrers only)
|Cisco 6509-E||Qty 2|
|Supervisor||SUP VSS 720 with PFC3B|
|Force10 s2410||Qty 2 (Total 48 ports)|
|FO Ports||2 x 4 MM SR|
|CX4 Ports||2 x 20 CX4|
|GlimmerGlass||System 100 48x48 ports|
|XKL DXM10||Qty 2 - 10 Port DWDM|
|MM SR Ports||6|
|SM LR Ports||4|
|Storage System|| 2 x Data Direct Networks S2A9900,
8 port FiberChannel storage system,
using 80 SAS disks in 5 trays
|HBA||16 x QLogic 2560, Single port 8Gb Fiber Channel|
|Rack||2 x 42U|
|KVM||1 x 16 port|
2. Server Configuration
Each system ran the same custom Linux UltraLight 2.6.24 kernel, with patches for FAST TCP and other TCP performance tunings built in.
Based on the different hardware combination, systems were grouped into four main categories:
A) 1U Servers with Fiber Channel Storage System + onboard Intel CX4 10GE NIC
8 of the 1U twin systems were outfitted with QLogic fiberchannel HBAs connected to Data Direct Networks storage system. Maximum read/write speeds between ??.
B) 1U Servers with Local Storage + Myricom10 GbE NIC (dCache Head Nodes)
4 of the 1U systems were outfitted with Intel Oplin single port
10GbE NIC and local storage with RAID-0 was used to source/sink data.
Maximum read/write speeds at 200MB/s.
C) 1U Servers with Local Storage with on board 10GE CX4 NIC (dCache pool nodes / individual systems)
20 of 1the U systems were configured with Myricom 10GbE NIC while the 4 hard drives were placed in RAID-0 configuration. Maximum read/write speeds at 200MB/s.
D) Sun Thumpers with Local Storage + Myricom 10 GbE NIC (disk servers)
The 4 x 2U servers were whitebox systems
Myricom 10GbE NIC and each system having
12 hard disks connected through Areca 1231ML
RAID Controller and placed in RAID-0. Maximum read/write speeds