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perfSONAR Node Reference Implementation

ESnet has assembled reference implementations of perfSONAR hosts:

Historic (~2016) 10Gbps Capable Design

The total cost of this server was around $10K in 2015.  

Configuration Details

Hardware description

  • Base System: Supermicro
    • Onboard Dual 1GB RJ45
    • Onboard VGA
    • Redundant Power
    • Onboard IPMI
  • Motherboard: Super X10SL7-F Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3 3.5GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz) Quad Cores
  • Storage: Seagate 1TB SAS 6GB/s, 7200RPM ST1000NM002
  • Memory: 4 x 8GB DDRIII 1600 ECC Only Certified Memory (32GB Total)
  • Network: Intel X520-SR2 10GB Dual SFP+ with Dual Optics

 

Current (~2021) 40/50/100Gbps Capable Design

The total cost of this server was around $4K in mid 2021.  This system is being tested currently, and we be deployed to ESnet in early/mid 2022. Please note that specifics on configuration will be available after full evaluation.  

Configuration Details

Hardware description

  • EXNU-IXS421R-48G
    • Base System: Supermicro 5019P-WTR
      • Onboard Dual 10GB RJ45
      • Onboard VGA
      • Redundant Power
      • Onboard IPMI
    • Motherboard: X11SPW-TF
    • CPU: Intel Xeon Silver 4215R 8C 3.2Ghz
    • Storage: 2 x Intel S4610 480GB SSD - 3 DWPD
    • Memory: 6 x 8GB DDR4 ECC/REG RAM (48G Total)
    • Network: Mellanox MCX556A-ECAT Dual Port Connect X5

System Block Diagram

X11SPW TF