The LCRC Blues cluster is designed to achieve high performance on many different computational codes. It has the following configuration:
Compute - 310 nodes, Each with two Sandy Bridge 2.6 GHz Pentium Xeon (hyper threading disabled.) 4960 available compute cores
Memory - 64GB of memory
Storage - 110TB of clusterwide space provided by GPFS (shared with Fusion) 15GB on node Ramdisk
Network - Infiniband Qlogic QDR


Blues is a system designed to support science research as a production quality cluster. It is available to ANL scientists interested in developing their projects to run on large parallel clusters. For information on requesting an account and using the system, please see the links along the left side of this page.