Endeavour Resource Overview
The Center for Advanced Research Computing's high-performance computing condo cluster, Endeavour, comprises compute nodes that are dedicated for use by researchers that lease/subscribe to them. For information on the CARC's Condo Cluster Program (CCP), see the Condo Cluster Program pages.
For general CARC system specifications, including information on our file systems and operating system, see our System Information page.
The CCP offers both an annual subscription-based pricing model and a traditional system purchase pricing model, and the Endeavour cluster includes nodes for both pricing models. Below are the specifications for each model.
|Model||# of cores per node||GHz||Memory (GB)||Price per year|
|Lenovo NX360||16||2.6||64 GB||$800|
|Lenovo NX360||20||2.6||64 GB||$1,000|
We recognize that these are not the latest and greatest compute nodes currently on the market, and the low subscription price reflects this. We are currently in the process of purchasing a new batch of compute nodes for the Condo Cluster Program. The COVID-19 situation has delayed this process, but the new compute nodes will be available for subscription on the Endeavour cluster in early 2021.
|CPU||CPU quantity||Memory (GB)||Estimated price|
|Dual AMD EPYC 7542 32-core 2.90GHz||2||256 GB||$12K|
|Dual AMD EPYC 7542 32-core 2.90GHz||2||512 GB||$16K|
|Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6248R Processor 24-core 3.0GHz||2||192 GB||$11K|
|Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6248R Processor 24-core 3.0GHz||2||384 GB||$14K|
|CPU||CPU quantity||Memory (GB)||GPU||GPU quantity||Estimated price|
|Dual AMD EPYC 7282 Processor 16-core 2.80GHz||2||256 GB||RTX 5000||2||$12.5K|
|Dual AMD EPYC 7532 Processor 32-core 2.90GHz||2||256 GB||V100s||2||$33K|
|Dual AMD EPYC 7532 Processor 32-core 2.90GHz||2||256 GB||A100||2||$40K|
|Dual Intel Xeon Gold 4216 Processor 16-core 2.1GHz||2||192 GB||RTX 5000||2||$11K|
|Quad Intel Xeon Gold 4216 Processor 16-core 2.1GHz||2||192 GB||RTX 5000||4||$17K|
|Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6248R Processor 24-core 3.0GHz||2||192 GB||V100s||2||$31K|
Example system specifications (Dell and HPE/Exxact) for each model of node can be downloaded from GitHub here. Final configurations of system specs will depend on system availability from the vendor.
Job limits on Endeavour are more flexible than on Discovery and can be configured on a partition basis, but we still must enforce time limits for maintainence.
Default run time if no run time is specified: 1 hour
Maximum run time: 14 days
Maximum number of jobs or job steps (running or pending): 3,000
More information on Endeavour jobs can be found in the Running Jobs user guide.