Idun is a Tier 2 cluster at NTNU. It is a project between NTNU's faculties and the IT division to provide a high-availability and professionally administered compute platform for NTNU. While the IT division provides the backbone of the cluster, such as switches for high-speed interconnection, storage, and provisioning servers, the individual faculties/departments provide the compute resources.
Currently, it consists of:
- 11 shareholders - 1 faculty, 8 departments, 2 research groups
- 77 compute nodes - ca. 2000 CPU cores
- 7 admin nodes - 3 login nodes, 2 samba servers, 1 slurm controller, 1 provisioning server
- 5 lustre file system nodes
- 1 test node
- 100 GPUs - 54 NVIDIA P100 16Gb, 26 NVIDIA V100 32Gb, 20 NVIDIA V100 16Gb
In total, the investment in Idun is ca. 25 MNOK.
Every cluster consists of three major components:
- Nodes for computation and administration
- High-throughput and low latency interconnect
- Parallel file system
The general workflow on a cluster is as follows: