Bridger Specifications and Policies
Data Flow Through Bridger
Bridger Infrastructure Hardware
|Chassis & Motherboard||Dell T630|
|CPU||E5-2620v3 (12 HT Cores)|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 RDIMM|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 980Ti|
|SSD||2x 960GB, 4x 480GB|
|HDD||6x 6TB 7.2k 12Gbps SAS|
|Operating System||Linux, 4.0+ kernel, with domain-specific Virtual Machines for custom workloads|
A Science DMZ is a Department of Energy specification for a dedicated research network to enable high-speed research data transfer without impacting campus infrastructure. MSU implemented a Science DMZ as part of the Hyalite HPC Cluster project. More information about the Science DMZ architecture is available at the ESNet website, here: https://fasterdata.es.net/science-dmz/.
The Bridger Research Network connects to the existing MSU Science DMZ. Since this network is dedicated to research traffic, it can in some ways be considered an extension of the Science DMZ, though it is a separate logical network with no outside access (unlike the DMZ which by definition mediates research data flow between different network locations, and as such, is accessible to them).
Building Lab Locations and Connected Speeds
|Building||Room||Science Driver||Research Lead||Speeds|
Core Science DMZ
|Cheever Hall||103a||Life on TERRA||Aig||1GbE|
|Chem/Biochem||43||Virology Lab||Young||10GbE, 1GbE|
|CFT5||248||Big Sky Carbon / UIT Bridger Access||Spangler / Sheehan||10GbE, 1GbE|
|Cobleigh Hall||521a||Optical Sensor Lab & Acoustical Biome||Shaw & Snider||1GbE|
|Barnard Hall (EPS)||289a||Center for Biofilm Engineering||Stewart||10GbE, 1GbE|
|Leon Johnson||736||Spatial Science Lab||Young||1GbE|
|Lewis Hall||15||Optical Sensor Lab & LabDSV||Shaw & Roberts||1GbE|
Bridger Network Policy
The usage policies of the Bridger Research Network are still being determined based on our engagement with the Science Driver labs.