Hardware

On Pronto, servers are divided into partitions based on intended use case.

To specify a partition when you submit your job, add this to your batch submission script:

#SBATCH --partition=PARTITIONNAME

Replace PARTITIONNAME with the name of the partition you want.

Choosing the correct partition when you submit your job will maximize its performance. If you do not specify a partition, your job will run on whatever server happens to be available.

Jobs on most partitions have a time limit of 31 days, and time slicing is enabled.

interactive

interactive is intended for interactive terminal sessions.

Jobs on this partition have a max runtime of 8 hours, and time slicing is disabled.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
bigram.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2 48 1501 GB AVX
biocrunch.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon E5-4650 v2 80 745 GB AVX

gpu-interactive

gpu is intended for interactive jobs that need a gpu.

When submitting jobs to this partition, you also need to add this to your batch script:

#SBATCH --partition=gpu-interactive
#SBATCH --gres=gpu:1
Server Name GPUs CPU Cores RAM Features
crysis.las.iastate.edu gtx_1080_ti x 5
v100-fhhl-16G x 3
v100-pcie-16G x 1
32 176 GB AVX512
EL9

biocrunch

biocrunch is intended for jobs that do multithreaded computation.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
biocrunch10.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 192 1499 GB AVX512
biocrunch11.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 192 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch12.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 192 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch13.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6348H 192 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch3.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch4.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch5.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch6.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch7.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch8.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 1500 GB AVX512
biocrunch9.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 192 1500 GB AVX512

speedy

speedy is intended for jobs that cannot be parallelized and require the fastest CPU.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
speedy10.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy11.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy12.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy2.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 32 241 GB AVX2
speedy3.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6144 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy4.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6144 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy5.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy6.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy7.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy8.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy9.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6244 32 366 GB AVX512
speedy.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 24 241 GB AVX2

bigram

bigram is intended for jobs that cannot be parallelized and require a large amount of RAM, such as de novo genome assembly.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
bigram2.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Gold 6152 176 3012 GB AVX512

gpu

gpu is intended for jobs that need a gpu.

When submitting jobs to this partition, you also need to add this to your batch script:

#SBATCH --partition=gpu
#SBATCH --gres=gpu:1

If you want a specific type of GPU, see the instructions under GPU types instead.

Servers

Server Name GPUs CPU Cores RAM Features
amp-1.las.iastate.edu a100-pcie x 4 64 493 GB AVX2
amp-2.las.iastate.edu a100-pcie x 8 128 997 GB AVX2
amp-4.las.iastate.edu a100_3g.20gb x 2
a100-pcie x 3
128 493 GB AVX2
amp-5.las.iastate.edu a100-sxm4-80gb x 4 128 997 GB AVX2
NVLINK
amp-6.las.iastate.edu a100-sxm4-80gb x 4 128 493 GB AVX2
NVLINK
EL9
amp-8.las.iastate.edu a100-sxm4-80gb x 4 128 997 GB AVX2
NVLINK
EL9
crysis.las.iastate.edu gtx_1080_ti x 5
v100-fhhl-16G x 3
v100-pcie-16G x 1
32 176 GB AVX512
EL9
frost-1.las.iastate.edu v100-sxm2-32G x 4 32 744 GB AVX512
NVLINK
frost-2.las.iastate.edu rtx_2080_Ti x 4 32 366 GB AVX512
frost-3.las.iastate.edu rtx_6000 x 4 32 366 GB AVX512
frost-4.las.iastate.edu rtx_6000 x 4 32 366 GB AVX512
frost-5.las.iastate.edu rtx_6000 x 4 32 366 GB AVX512
frost-6.las.iastate.edu rtx_6000 x 4 32 366 GB AVX512
gpu03.las.iastate.edu v100-pcie-16G x 2 176 744 GB AVX512
singularity.las.iastate.edu v100-sxm2-32G x 4 40 744 GB AVX512
NVLINK

GPU Types

To use a specific type of GPU, add this to your batch file:

#SBATCH --partition=gpu
#SBATCH --gres=gpu:GPUTYPE:1

Replace GPUTYPE with one of these types:

GPU Type RAM Compute Capability Quantity
a100_3g.20gb 20GB sm_80 2
a100-pcie 40GB sm_80 15
a100-sxm4-80gb 80GB sm_80 12
v100-fhhl-16G 16GB sm_70 3
v100-pcie-16G 16GB sm_70 3
v100-sxm2-32G 32GB sm_70 8
rtx_2080_Ti 11GB sm_75 4
rtx_6000 24GB sm_75 16
gtx_1080_ti 11GB sm_61 5

You can also use the job script generator.

legion

The Legion servers are best for problems which can be highly parallelized (particularly where each thread is doing something slightly different from the others).

Each legion node has a very large number of cores available, but those cores are slower than those found on a typical Intel Xeon processor like you'll find on our other servers.

Due to the large number of cores, these servers are faster at processing particular types of workloads such as molecular dynamics, genome alignment, and monte carlo simulations.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
legion-1.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-2.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-3.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-4.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-5.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-6.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-7.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512
legion-8.las.iastate.edu Intel Xeon Phi 7250F 272 367 GB AVX512

swift

A hybrid between biocrunch and speedy. Faster core speed, and more of them. With better IPC and memory bandwidth.

Server Name CPU Model CPU Cores RAM Features
swift-10.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-11.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-12.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-5.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-6.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-7.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-8.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2
swift-9.las.iastate.edu AMD EPYC 7543P 64 493 GB AVX2