Cluster - Hidra
Service description

Hidra is a computing cluster located at ICE (IEEC-CSIC) premises and it is designed to balance computing speed and storage capacity.


It has two different physical components: a blade box (computing component) and an external array of disks (storage system), both of them mounted in the same rack.

The blade box (meaning that each computing node is not a stand-alone computer, but rather a sort of detachable motherboard with an external “face” called a blade), is filled to its maximum capacity of 8 full size nodes. Each one of this nodes has 4 processors, and every processor has 6 cores, which gives a total of 192 cores. Every node has also 48 GB of RAM, so the system has 2 GB RAM per core or 384 GB RAM in full (not shared, except for the cores within each node).

The storage system is made of four detached arrays of twelve 1 TB disks, for a total of 48 TB of raw space, which is reduced to 22 TB after configuring RAID and spare disks.

Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya