PDP 2016 - Crete
Two contributions presented
Workshop di CCR,
The following INFN departments partecipate to the COSA project:
Just arrived - ready for testing
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7th INFN International School in Bertinoro
Talk at HEPIX Spring Workshop
COSA is a three-year project (2015-2017) funded by the Scientific Commission V of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN). The main objective of the project is to investigate the performances, the total cost of ownership and the possibilities offered by computing systems based on commodity low power Systems on Chip (SoC). Computing performances will be measured running real life applications taken from the High Energy Physics (HEP) community belonging to the Institute.
The project is building and maintaining three clusters. One is located in Bologna (CNAF department) and will be composed of development boards powered by the state of the art low power SoCs running Linux. Another one, located in Rome (ROME1 department) exploits the last generation FPGAs to prototype low latency network connections between low power CPUs. The third cluster, located in the Padova department, is based on traditional, non-low-power, CPUs, accelerators and network connections. This cluster is used as a reference for the performance of the scientific applications run on the other two clusters.
F2F Meeting in Rome
The ODROID-XU3 just arrived at CNAF. Ready for testing.
The COSA project will offer free access to the low power cluster through a batch system for application testing and benchmarking purposes to the scientific communities within the INFN its and collaborators.
We are looking for collaborators from the scientific and industrial world. If you are interested please contact us
Talk at WLCG GDB
INFN COSA Project
COSA is currently evaluating various low power architectures in order to select the platform to build the clusters at CNAF and in ROME.
SoCs under evaluation are:
A Prototype of the CNAF low power cluster is already in place to test these development boards