The Ukko cluster was purchased in late 2009 and has been in use since summer 2010. It has 240 Dell PowerEdge M610 nodes, each with 32GB of RAM and two 4-core Intel Xeon E5540 2.53GHz CPUs. There is a 10 Gbps Ethernet connection between the nodes.
The Ukko cluster is used in research projects for completing complex calculations and the practical assessment of the performance of data network algorithms and applications, using the cluster as a virtual network platform. Thanks to its large size, the Ukko cluster generates significant added value to the research conducted at the department by enabling the study of extensive computing and network problems, which in turn increases the value and significance of related academic publications. The cluster is maintained by an administration team from the Department of Computer Science.
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