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Proteus: The Drexel Cluster

Proteus is Drexel's main high-performance computer cluster. It houses both AMD and Intel CPUs with QDR Infiniband interconnects and runs the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Proteus' compute nodes are grouped into several "blocks". The University block (approx 1,000 AMD cores) is available for general purpose computing to any Drexel PI or student who is granted an account. Other blocks are contributed by PIs using research grant and/or startup funds. Block owners have a compute-time allocation whose size is proportional to the number of base compute units, known as "shares", owned.

The pages below contain a full user's manual for Proteus, instructions for applying for an account, and instructions for applying to contribute compute shares.

Proteus Hardware

Login nodes:

Compute nodes:


Network fabric: 4X quad data rate (32 Gb/s data rate) Infiniband (Mellanox)

Total of 2432 compute cores, 9.5 TB RAM (4 GB RAM per core)

Proteus Software