Alvin was operated 2017-2019 for MET Norway for weather forecasting. It was used by both SMHI and MET Norway for weather forecasting for Sweden and Norway through the MetCoOp collaboration project.

The Alvin cluster had a LINPACK performance of approximately 108 Teraflop/sec using all 6,880 compute cores.

System Details

Hardware HP Cluster Platform 3000 with SL230s Gen8 compute nodes
Processors 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2660 "Sandy Bridge" processors at 2.2GHz
Number of compute nodes 430
Compute nodes (thin) 2 sockets (16 cores) with 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz memory (430 nodes)
High speed interconnect Mellanox Infiniband FDR high-speed interconnect
Operating system CentOS Linux 6
Batch queue system Slurm

Who could use Alvin?

Access to Alvin was granted by MET.

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