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Anatra HTC cluster

Technical specifications for the University's new on-site high throughput computing (HTC) cluster named Anatra.


Supercomputing generated 3D render of the lowest energy molecular orbital (LUMO) of a simple Nitro-Michael addition transition state.
Anatra supports software applications that can’t run on our new Microsoft Azure cloud due to licencing restrictions.

Technical specifications

Login node

One login node providing virtual desktop for visualisation, shared campaign storage, Secure Shell (SSH) capabilities for users and a Slurm workload manager:

  • 48 Cores (24 x 2 AMD Milan processors)
  • 128 GB Memory (8GB x 16)
  • ~10.7 TB of shared storage space
  • GPU Card for virtual desktop (Nvidia Ampere A40)

Compute nodes

Eight compute nodes providing 384 cores, each with:

  • 48 Cores (24 x 2 AMD Milan processors)
  • 256 GB Memory (16GB x 16), 5.3GBs per core
  • 960 GB NVMe based fast local storage

Software environment

  • Gaussian 09, Gaussian 16 and GaussView
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux v8
  • SLURM scheduler
  • Module-based software environments
  • Intel and GNU C and Fortran compilers
  • Intel and OpenSource Math libraries and MPI libraries
  • Intel debugger and profiling tools

Use Anatra for your research

Anatra is now available for use by researcher and postgraduate students at the University. The HTC cluster is earmarked for software applications that can't move to the cloud, such as Gaussian and GaussView.

Request an Anatra project account if you would like to use the cluster for your research.

View the step-by-step training material from our one hour Anatra onboarding workshops.

Anatra forms part of the University's new three pillar research computing infrastructure, which also includes:

Acknowledging Research Computing

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