The ACID Compute Farm
The COMPASS Trieste Compute Farm (ACID) is the first compute farm installed in a "Sezione" of INFN (The Italian National Institute for Nuclear and Particle Physics). It was approved by end of 2000 and its first implementation entered in production in mid 2001 (with two disk servers and 14 compute nodes). The farm was completed at beginning of 2002 (with four disk servers, 34 compute nodes and a tape library). Following upgrades brings the total of computational power to 34 dual PIII (at 800-1000 MHz) nodes and 8 dual Opteron (at 2.4 GHz), a disk space of about 16 TB and an online tape space of about 6 TB.