Frost was operated for SMHI for weather forecasting. Since 2015, SMHI and MET Norway were using Frost for weather forecasting for Sweden and Norway through the MetCoOp collaboration project.

The Frost cluster had a LINPACK performance of approximately 189 Teraflop/sec using all 5,984 compute cores.

The system was delivered in the end of 2014 by ClusterVision and made available to users in March 2015. The cluster was decommissioned in the spring of 2019 and its nodes moved to the SMHI research and development cluster Bi.

System Details

Hardware Custom design based on ASUS servers
Processors 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2640v3 processors at 2.6 GHz
Number of compute nodes 374
Compute nodes 2 sockets (16 cores) and 64 GB memory
Login node 2 sockets (16 cores) and 256 GB memory
High speed interconnect Intel Truescale Infiniband QDR
Node scratch storage 153 TiB (420 GB per node)
Global file system Dedicated I/O system
Operating system CentOS Linux 6
Batch queue system Slurm

Who could use Frost?

Access to Frost was granted by SMHI.

User Area

User support

Guides, documentation and FAQ.

Getting access

Applying for projects and login accounts.

System status

Everything OK!

No reported problems


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