PSC Bridges-2 Extreme Memory (Bridges-2 EM)
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Latest Status

Bridges-2 Extreme Memory (EM) nodes provide 4TB of shared memory for genome sequence assembly, graph analytics, statistics, and other applications that need a large amount of memory and for which distributed-memory implementations are not available. Each Bridges-2 EM node consists of 4 Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M “Cascade Lake” CPUs, 4TB of DDR4-2933 RAM, 7.68TB NVMe SSD. They are connected to Bridges-2's other compute nodes and its Ocean parallel filesystem and archive by HDR-200 InfiniBand, providing 200Gbps of bandwidth to read or write data from each EM node.

Is an ACCESS Allocated Production Compute resource
General compute use
Resource is allocated by ACCESS
Specialized analysis nodes with large memory
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ACCESS Online Service providing software interfaces or targeting developers
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Is a Science Gateway integrated into ACCESS and able to use ACCESS allocated resources
ACCESS Online Service directly usable by allocated users
Resource supports allocated user advanced reservations
Resource supports community software areas for users to share software with other users
Resource supports community accounts for science gateways
Resource support community software areas for science gateways to share software on a resource
Resource support hosting of science gateway data collections
Resource supports virtual hosting of science gateway web interface
has advance reservations
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Organization Name
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
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