A cluster is a collection of hundreds of computers (nodes), each one with its own processor, memory and storage, connected together via a high-speed network. All run the same operating system and software. A user interactively connects to a login node, edits his programs and input data for the calculations and sends it to a batch system which manages the available resources and shares them between all users in a fair manner. To the user the whole cluster appears as a single system.
Scientists who need to perform very complex simulations or a very large number of simple computations.
The Brutus Cluster is ETH's central resource for high-performance / high-throughput scientific computations. It is financed jointly by over 60 "shareholders" from all ETH departments and by the IT Services. Shareholders are guaranteed a share of CPU time proportional to their investment, while the part financed by the IT Services is open to all members of ETH Zurich at no cost. More than 140 well known commercial and open source applications are preinstalled in different versions ready for use, maintained and centrally licensed. The Brutus team provides competent support on all aspects.
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