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Jesup Testbed

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Jesup is a 160 node testbed cluster, used to explore emerging hardware and software technologies. Some of the areas of exploration include Hadoop/MapReduce, Flash Storage, Virtualization, NoSQL technologies, and scalable databases.  The node configuration is identical to the Carver nodes, quad-core Intel Xeon X5550 ("Nehalem") 2.67 GHz processors (eight cores/node) with 24 GB of memory per node.

Jesup is named in honor of philanthropist Morris Ketchum Jesup (1830 - 1908).  Jesup's contributions to Tuskegee University enabled George Washington Carver to develop a mobile educational station that he took to farmers.  The mobile stations were often termed Jesup Wagon's.

Hadoop Cluster

80 of Jesup's 160 nodes are used to run a Hadoop cluster, which has a dedicated Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).  Any NERSC user may request access to this cluster by submitting a request through SerivceNow.  For instructions on submitting Hadoop jobs see Using Hadoop.

Access to Testbed

If users are interested in accessing and testing some of the technologies on Jesup or have suggestions for technologies to explore, please file a ticket through SerivceNow.

Running Jobs on Jesup

Jesup has its own batch system so to run a job on Jesup you must load the modules below

module load tig testbed