All of the compute and login nodes of Anselm are interconnected through a high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand QDR network (IB 4 x QDR, 40 Gbps). The network topology is a fully non-blocking fat-tree.
The compute nodes may be accessed via the InfiniBand network using ib0 network interface, in address range 10.2.1.1-209. The MPI may be used to establish native InfiniBand connection among the nodes.
The network provides 2170 MB/s transfer rates via the TCP connection (single stream) and up to 3600 MB/s via the native InfiniBand protocol.
The Fat tree topology ensures that peak transfer rates are achieved between any two nodes, independent of network traffic exchanged among other nodes concurrently.
The compute nodes may be accessed via the regular Gigabit Ethernet network interface eth0, in address range 10.1.1.1-209, or by using aliases cn1-cn209. The network provides 114 MB/s transfer rates via the TCP connection.
$ qsub -q qexp -l select=4:ncpus=16 -N Name0 ./myjob $ qstat -n -u username Req'd Req'd Elap Job ID Username Queue Jobname SessID NDS TSK Memory Time S Time --------------- -------- -- |---|---| ------ --- --- ------ ----- - ----- 15209.srv11 username qexp Name0 5530 4 64 -- 01:00 R 00:00 cn17/0*16+cn108/0*16+cn109/0*16+cn110/0*16 $ ssh 10.2.1.110 $ ssh 10.1.1.108
In this example, we access the node cn110 through the InfiniBand network via the ib0 interface, then from cn110 to cn108 through the Ethernet network.