ᛆᛚᚡᛁᛋ (Alvis)

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The Alvis cluster is a national SNIC resource dedicated for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research. The system is built around Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) accelerator cards, and consists of several types of compute nodes with multiple Nvidia GPUs. The system is divided in phases were Phase I is going into production in the summer of 2020. Project applications will open mid August 2020 in SUPR, see Getting Access.

For more information on using Alvis, see documentation on this site, in particular the parts on Macine Learning, Data sets, Containers and HPC and AI software.

Etymology; Alvis is an old nordic name meaning "all-wise" written as ᛆᛚᚡᛁᛋ in medieval viking runes.

Login node alvis1.c3se.chalmers.se

  • 4 x Nvidia Tesla T4 GPU with 16GB RAM
  • 2 x 16 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6226R CPU @ 2.90GHz (total 32 cores)
  • 768GB DDR4 RAM

Phase Ia

12 high-performance GPU compute nodes alvis1-01 to alvis1-12 with the node configuration

  • 2 x Nvidia Tesla V100 SXM2 GPU with 32GB RAM, conneced by nvlink
  • 2 x 8 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6244 CPU @ 3.60GHz (total 16 cores)
  • 768GB DDR4 RAM

5 high-performance GPU compute nodes alvis1-13 to alvis-17 with the node configuration

  • 4 x Nvidia Tesla V100 SXM2 GPU with 32GB RAM, conneced by nvlink
  • 2 x 16 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6226R CPU @ 2.90GHz (total 32 cores)
  • 768GB DDR4 RAM

Phase Ib

20 capacity GPU compute nodes `alvis2-01 to alvis2-20 with the node configuration

  • 8 x Nvidia Tesla T4 GPU with 16GB RAM
  • 2 x 16 core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 6226R CPU @ 2.90GHz (total 32 cores)
  • 576GB DDR4 RAM (1 node with 1536GB)

Phase II

This will be the major part of Alvis, built on experiences gathered from phase I. Phase II is expected to be in production min 2021.