Jetson-based Low Cost Super Computer
Advisor: Dr. Chris Lupo
Students: William Blumhardt, Carey Dobeck, Zach Reardon, Sean Sheen, Eric Sobel & Nathanael Wrye
"Build the biggest super computer in the world!" is the creed this Capstone team followed.
The super computer team was tasked with building a high-performance, low-power; heterogeneous supercomputer for scientific computing applications that benefit from both distributed and accelerated architectures and programming models. Using NVIDIA Jetson TK1 development boards for their platform, the students connected 100 modules together. The NVIDIA Jetson board is an embedded computing board with a Tegra K1 SOC which contains 192 CUDA cores and a quad core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU. The goal of this project is to build a super computer using Jetson boards and run Sandia’s Mantevo miniapps.
Team members were required to utilize both their hardware and software skills and called for a design for power, network communication, and potentially heat. In addition, capstone members collaborated directly with a graduate student and engineers from Sandia National Laboratories.
Pictured Above: (left to right) Nathanael Wrye and Carey Dobeck with the Jetson Super Computer. [Photo Credit Kyle Chan]
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