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High Performance Compute Cluster

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00002890762

Bid Title: High Performance Compute Cluster

Agency Bid No. Title: AK1-SMU-HPC2022

Received Date: 01/25/2022

Close Date: 02/18/2022

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 01/28/2022, Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to: 2.3 SMU Next Generation HPC Cluster Design Targets2.1.1 At least 11,000 cores compute capacity.2.1.2 8 high memory compute nodes (>= 2 TB each).2.1.3 170 standard compute nodes (>=256 GB memory)2.1.4 InfiniBand interconnects to support all compute nodes, storage devices and servicenodes with a capacity to grow up to 360 ports. Spine switches are excluded from thismaximum. [Other high-speed interconnect solutions will be considered if it matches thecapabilities of InfiniBand.]2.1.5 Additional consideration for storage cabinet InfiniBand switches: Implement sufficient redundancy to overcome single point of failurewith regards to storage-nodes/storage-appliances connecting toTOR switches or spine switches.2.1.6 Additional consideration for service node cabinet switches Distribute service nodes between two cabinets for serviceredundancy, and each cabinet having its own TOR switches.2.1.7 At least 10Gb Ethernet connection to all nodes for NFS storage and in-bandnodemanagement.2.1.8 1Gb Ethernet connection to all nodes and devices for out-of-band node management.2.1.9 Competing configurations with AMD and Intel processors are requested eachwith at least 32 cores per processor.2.1.10 All configurations need to support PCIe Gen. RFP asks each Company for base proposal configured with industry standard 1uand 2u servers and InfiniBand HDR interconnects. A second (optional) proposalmay be submitted with any innovative options the Company chooses to offer aslong as it meets software compatibility and performance of base configuration.2.1.12 Start-up services to be included to shorten deployment time after hardware arrival.2.1.13 Cluster Management Software included to enable rapiddeployment/provisioning/monitoring of new systems and software to all nodes.Cluster management software must facilitate configuration management ofcustom OS images.2.1.14 System Management Software included to facilitate firmware management andhardware configuration (e.g., BIOS) management.

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Product Codes: 20400, 20491, 20453

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Southern Methodist University (SMU)

State: Texas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Abby Kinney




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