Keeneland Initial Delivery System (KIDS)

In 2010, the Keeneland project procured and deployed its initial delivery system KIDS: a 201 Teraflop, 120-node HP SL390 system with 240 Intel Xeon CPUs and 360 NVIDIA Fermi graphics processors, with the nodes connected by an InfiniBand QDR network. KIDS was being used to develop programming tools and libraries in order to ensure that the project can productively accelerate important scientific and engineering applications. The system was also available to a select group of users to port and tune their codes to a scalable GPU-accelerated system. In the spring of 2012 KIDS was upgraded from NVIDIA M2070 to M2090 GPUs for total peak performance of 255 TFLOPS.