Research Infrastructure

 

 

The MicroAge Lab supports MIS Department faculty and student research computing needs through a shared computing infrastructure.

Our infrastructure aims to be flexible and scalable to meet the changing needs of our research.

Server Infrastructure

MicroAge Lab server environment

  • VMware ESXi vCenter Cluster (compute nodes)
    • Currently 3 hosts, scalable
    • Total processor core count: 48
    • Total logical processors count: 192
    • Total RAM: 1.5TB
    • Total raw local NVMe storage capacity: 6TB
  • Starwind storage node
    • Total raw SSD capacity: 9.6TB
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 60TB
  • FreeNAS-based storage node
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 128TB
  • Networking
    • All data and storage networking is performed at 10Gbe with network teaming or multipathing.
    • Networking infrastructure and services supplied by UITS Network Operations team.

Legacy MicroAge Lab server environment (remains active)

  • VMware ESXi vCenter Datacenter
    • 3 hosts
    • Total processor core count: 44
    • Total RAM: 512GB
    • Total raw local storage capacity: 9TB
  • Dell EqualLogic PS-series SAN shared storage
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 24TB
  • FreeNAS ZFS-based shared storage
    • Sun X-series head unit
    • Rackable SAS JBOD
    • Total raw HDD capacity: 32TB
  • Networking
    • All data and storage networking is performed at 10Gbe with network teaming or multipathing where possible.
    • Networking infrastructure and services supplied by UITS Network Operations team.

Backup infrastructure

  • iXsystems backup server
    • Expandable 36-bay chassis
    • Total raw capacity: 160TB
    • 10Gbe teamed networking
    • Hosted offsite