The cluster has a total of 694 processors (2 GHz Opteron CPUs). It runs 64 bit Centos Linux operating system.
There are 19 nodes with two quad core Opteron CPUs, 8 GB RAM, 160GB hard disk, 109 nodes with two dual core Opteron-270 CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 120GB hard disk, and 53 nodes with two single core Opteron-246 CPUs with 2 GB RAM, 80 GB hard disk. There is also a 9 TB RAID5 storage space used for the shared file system and disk-to-disk backups. Nodes are connected by a 1Gb Ethernet network.
The cluster is housed in a dedicated computing facility that provides battery backed up power, tape backups, independent air conditioning and 24/7 on-site personnel. It is connected to the campus backbone, thus ensuring a 1Gb link to every desktop at the new offices of the Center for Bioinformatics.