We have 11 IBM System X3755 M3 nodes for high memory jobs. You should only use these nodes for jobs requiring more than 128GB RAM.
Accessing the high memory nodes
These nodes have been restricted to only allow jobs which pass the
-l highmem option in the job script.
|SM||IBM System X3755 M3|
|Processor||4 x 12 Core AMD Opteron 6234 (Bulldozer)|
- On a core-by-core comparison, the sm nodes have the slowest individual core speed. If your jobs regularly require large memory requirements, consider optimisation or splitting the job into smaller components.
- sm nodes also have a large local temporary folder space. Using tmpdir rather than central storage typically results in considerable performance improvements.