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Neuronix: A Low-Cost High Performance Cluster

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The Neuronix high performance computing cluster allows us to conduct big data machine learning research. Some of our current projects being enabled by this cluster include:

  • AUTO_EEG: providing decision support to neurologists by automatically interpreting EEG signal events.
  • COHORT RETRIEVAL: identification of patients who are most similar to a target patient so that neurologists can better diagnose abnormalities in an EEG.
  • TUH_EEG: The world's largest publicly available EEG corpus representing 14 years of clinical EEGs collected at Temple University Hospital.
  • TUH_DPATH: Developing a large open-source database of pathology slides that can be used to train high performance deep learning models.

The Neuronix cluster was funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the NIH under award number U01HG008468ß.


Specifications:

  • Login Node: 96 TB HDD (24x4TB), 128 GB RAM, 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz (nedc_000)
  • Web Server Node: 1x Intel Xeon E5 2603 v3 (6C) @ 1.8GHz 4x 8GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz 4x WDRE 3TB (RAID10) (nedc_001)
  • CPU Compute Nodes (4): 480GB SSD, 256 GB RAM,2x AMD Opteron™ 6378 (2.4 GHz) (nedc_002 - nedc_005)
  • GPU Compute Node: 128GB SSD, 128 GB RAM, 2x Intel ® Xeon ® CPU E5-2603 v4 (1.60GHz), 4x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (nedc_006)
  • GPU Compute Node: 128 GB RAM, 2x Intel ® Xeon ® CPU E5-2603 v4 (1.70GHz), 4x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (nedc_007)
  • GPU Compute Node: 12x 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 2x Intel ® Xeon ® Bronze 3104 (1.70GHz), 4x NVIDIA Tesla P40(nedc_008)
  • GPU Compute Node: 4x 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 2x Intel ® Xeon ® CPU E5-2630 v4 (2.20GHz), 4x NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (nedc_011)
  • File Server (2): 480 TB HDD, 16x 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 2x Intel ® Xeon ® CPU E5-2620 v4 (2.10GHz) (nedc_009)
To learn more about the cluster, see our detailed description. Information about the hardware vendor can be found here.
A graph containing live CPU measurements from the NeuroNix Cluster. A photo of NeuroNix's chasis with its top removed. Network Diagram of Neuronix.

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