HP DL Cluster Platform
HP DL Cluster Platform

The compute node is the heart of your high performance cluster. The application(s) to be run and the size of your cluster will be the determining factor in the type of node, the number of nodes and the path to future expansion.

NordStar Group offers three computing node platforms by Hewlett Packard and Hitachi. NSG can help you select the best compute node platform to meet your requirements based on the proposed use of the cluster and your budget.

HP DL160 Server
HP DL160 Server

HP DL160 Server
The HP Proliant DL (Rack Optimized) was first introduced in early 2005, since then HP has continued to lead the industry with innovation and hardware management.

As a stand-alone compute node, the DL160 is a rack mount system that is 1U in size and can be installed into most HP and 3rd party racks. The HP racks range in heights of 32U, 42u and 47U.

HP DL160 Specs, HP DL Switches, HP Rack

Head Node
DL 360

Head Node
The head node's functions include the OS provisioning, network management, scheduling, job submission and control in smaller clusters. This node is the heart of the cluster and facilitates compute node communication and job processing along with DHCP, DNS and NFS.

HP DL360, HP DL Servers

Job Node
Job Node

Job Node
The Job Node, as the name implies is responsible for cluster job submission, management and monitoring. In smaller clusters, this function can be performed by the head node. When multiple jobs are being sent to the cluster, the job node places the jobs in a queue, allocates resources and initiates the jobs on the compute nodes. The job node can also schedule jobs to run at a certain time or when system resources become available.

HP DL Redundant Features

Storage Node
Storage Node

Storage Node
The storage node organizes, pulls and delivers the raw data from the storage system to complete a job.

HP Connectivity

Storage
Storage

Storage
High Performance Computing storage is very different than your typical enterprise storage systems. HPC Applications tend to use large amounts of data for a short period of time. HPC storage system needs to offer a large capacity accessible at high speed and to be highly expandable. They also need to have the ability to share the same data with multiple servers at the same time.

HP P2000 MSA, Hitachi