SADDLE, the CAD tool for cluster supercomputer and data centre design, has just been presented at the ISC’14 conference in Leipzig, Germany. SADDLE can help you choose the best hardware by analysing its price/performance ratio, and then it will design an interconnection network and a power supply system, place equipment into racks and locate racks on the floor.
With SADDLE, you can design almost anything: HPC cluster, Hadoop cluster, web server farm, etc.
SADDLE stands for “Supercomputer And Data-centre Design LanguagE“. Below is the example design for 100 compute nodes, obtained with a simple script. Give SADDLE a try by supplying your own parameters such as the number of compute nodes or the type of the CPUs and then re-running the example script.
And did you know that economic characteristics (capital/operating costs) are automatically calculated, too?