CyberInfrastructure Description Repository

Purdue Anvil GPU

Purdue University

Production Dates: 10/01/2021 - 10/01/2026

Public URL: https://cider.access-ci.org/public/resources/RDR_000867



Description: Purdue's Anvil GPU cluster is comprised of 16 GPU nodes (each with 128 cores, 256 GB of memory, and four NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs) providing 1.5 PF of single-precision performance to support machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. All CPU cores are AMD's "Milan" architecture running at 2.0 GHz, and all nodes are interconnected using a 100 Gbps HDR Infiniband fabric. Scratch storage consists of a 10+ PB parallel filesystem with over 3 PB of flash drives. Storage for active projects is provided by Purdue's Research Data Depot, and data archival is available via Purdue's Fortress tape archive. The operating system is CentOS 8, and the batch scheduling system is Slurm.

Recommended Use: Machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), other GPU-enabled workloads

User Guide: https://www.rcac.purdue.edu/anvil#docs