Master node: Dual quadcore Xeon 3.00 Ghz, 24 GB RAM, 900 GB Raid Hard Drive (2 x 450 GB)
Server type A (4 servers): Dual octacore Xeon E5-2450, 2.10 GHz, 48 GB RAM, 1 TB Raid Hard Drive (2 x 500 GB) (queues 0 to 3)
Server type B (1 server): Dual quadcore Xeon 2.83 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HD (queue 4)
Server type C (3 servers): Dual quadcore Xeon 2.83 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD (queues 5 to 7)
Server type D (6 servers): Dual quadcore Xeon 2.83 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD (queues 8 to 13)
Linux OS: A flavour of RedHat 64 bit (Centos 6)

Francis is a Dell cluster that Wayne Pinette and Cliff Harms (TRU-IT Services) assembled in March 2008.

The following installation phase of 4 new nodes took place in September 2014.

Financial support from TRU-IT Services, the Faculty of Science and NSERC is gratefully acknowledged

Special thanks also to Brian Mackay (AVP IT Services and Chief Information Officer), Wesley Cole (Director, Network and Technical Services) and Karen Wiens (Supervisor, Lab Support Services).

Wayne Pinette and the cluster in 2008.