admin, 14:15 CEST, Fri 05 of Aug., 2011: Cluster activity suspended until 16 august for summer holidays
Ruggero2737 points , 14:46 CEST, Wed 03 of Aug., 2011: Added rapid link to WebChat in Wiki Menu
yalipour, 21:35 CEST, Wed 18 of May, 2011: gromacs
Ruggero2737 points , 16:48 CEST, Wed 18 of May, 2011: It's time for Phoenix 3.0! Big restyle of code adopting OpenRC system. Cluster code is now available as "openrc-phoenix" package
Ruggero2737 points , 15:00 CEST, Thu 09 of Sept., 2010: After long wait Phoenix 2.1 was born
admin, 15:12 CEST, Thu 15 of April, 2010: New Domain for Cluster Project Web Site
admin, 16:54 CET, Mon 01 of March, 2010: First Message


DECS | | DEI System

Welcome to the DECS | | DEI System the first implementation of The n-System Cluster at "Università Politecnica delle Marche (external link)"!

The correct pronunciation is DECSorDEI System but for friends DD System ;-) is enough. The n-System is an open system that make easy to connect HPC Clusters (external link) together. This interconnection enhance the load balancing and the fault tolerant of the single component. For more information see The Mission and The n-System.

Phoenix Architecture is an open cluster architecture, realized using OpenSource Software (external link) ( GPL2/GPL3 (external link) or this OpenSource Licenses ). It is a Gentoo Linux Distribution designed for cluster application (external link) with the RootFS shared between all nodes of the Cluster. Torque (external link) - Maui (external link) and OpenMPI (external link) are chose as default system to share cpu power.

First generation of Phoenix Architecture have Network Raid ( Network Block Device (external link) + Linux Software Raid (external link) ) to have a unified space disk, Ganglia (external link) to monitor the work flow, LAMP Platform (external link) for remote management, KVM (external link) to build virtual cluster and cloud supercomputing and GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) to execute GPGPU Application (external link).

Second generation of Phoenix Architecture is now ready to be used, many improvements was made and many other will be, see a detailed list here.

To enjoy in this Project see Cluster Project. To became a user see Scientific Activities.

DECS | | DEI System

Phoenix 1.0 Architecture

Phoenix 2.0 Architecture

Phoenix Cluster Project Comunity: SourceForge (external link), Facebook (external link), Linkedin (external link), Freenode IRC (#cluster-project) (external link), Freenode Webchat (#cluster-project) (external link)

By now in the DECS | | DEI System there are 3 clusters based on Phoenix 1.0 Architecture: Virgo (external link), Colossus, CLiMaX (external link) and near in the future more others will be interconnected.

Every start has its end but if every end is its start every effort may be null by Ruggero

Created by: admin. Last Modification: Tuesday 24 of May, 2011 10:53:38 CEST by Ruggero2737 points .

For more information, please contact Ruggero Morsucci via e-mail or join us in IRC on, #cluster-project