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Limulus Hadoop 1300
8TB Big Data Work Group Appliance (48 cores/96 threads)

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$19,595.00 each

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21.5" Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse
Limulus Hadoop 1300
8 TByte SSD Upgrade (8x1TB)
Limulus Hadoop 1300
16 TByte SSD Upgrade (8x2TB)
Limulus Extended Hardware Support (1 Year)
9 Month Limulus Software Support


!! Now shipping with (eight) i7-8700 ) Coffee Lake processors with 10 GbE and DDR4 memory
!! 8 TB Total SSD storage for HDFS, upgradable to 24 TB

A Work Group/Office Apache™ Hadoop® Cluster Appliance

The Limulus™ Personal Hadoop work group cluster provides industry leading price-to-performance with a personal low power/noise appliance. The four node Limulus™ Apache Hadoop workstation comes with Hortonworks™ Data Platform 2.x (HDP) fully installed. In addition, the quiet and cool desk-side workstation includes the Apache Ambari GUI for Hadoop administration. Each Limulus packs four standard Micro-ATX motherboards into a standard PC case supported by a single high efficient powersupply (one wall plug).

Power to the three worker nodes is controlled by the master using a simple software interface. Each of the additional nodes can be powered-on when needed by the user or by the resource scheduler. At idle, with nodes off, a Limulus consumes a mere 60 Watts of power.

"Day One, Ready To Run" Turn-key Powerhouse With Support

Each Limulus comes with a fully installed Linux OS and Hortonworks HDP 2.x. Apache Hadoop software. The system is ready for use on first "power-up." There is no other configuration needed other than user/site customization. All Linux software is fully open source (SRPMS available), integrated, and upgradable (via YUM/RPM). Each system comes with on-board basic documentation which is supplemented by an on-line manual. The fully configured system includes:

  • Node management with pdsh and whatsup
  • Full Ganglia and Nagios integration
  • Includes simple node power control commands
  • Node log management and replication using rsyslog
  • Automatic ssh key generation and propagation of users accounts on nodes
  • NAT configured on nodes for full LAN/Internet access
  • Environment Modules are automatic preserved (or cleared) across node logins
  • Email from nodes, used by scheduler
  • Complete Apache Hadoop installation
  • Integrated Ambari Apache Hadoop management GUI

A full year of Return to Depot hardware and 90 day software support is included with each system. Additional software support is available.

The basic support package includes 90 days of private access to the Basement Supercomputing Question and Answer page. In addition, one live phone call/incident is included as part of the 90-day support package. Hardware issues and deeper problems are handled via phone and email support. Additional 9-month and 12-month support packages are also available. These include continued access to the Question and Answer page and two live phone call/incidents. The basic support package covers cluster software and operating system issues but does not include Hortonworks HDP support. Hortonworks support packages are available on all Limulus Apache Hadoop appliances. Contact Basement Supercomputing for more information these comprehensive support options.

Basement Supercomputing is a Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner.


  • Number of processors: 8
  • Processor Model/Speed: i7-8700 CPU Coffee Lake (3.20GHz, 6-cores/threads8MB cache, 65 Watts)
  • Number of Motherboards: 8 Micro ATX (Intel Z370), one has full access, three are embedded with front panel access
  • Embedded Motherboard Front Panel Access: USB, video, power switch
  • Number of cores: 48 cores (+48 threads)
  • Memory (non-ECC): 512 GB DDR4-2666
  • Video: Intel HD Graphics 630
  • HDD System Storage: 20 TB Raw (2x 10TB, RAID 0 or 1, on main motherboard)
  • M.2 Storage: Nodes have on-board 128G M.2 SSD storage for system and swap
  • SSD HDFS storage: 8 TB Raw, 8x1TB SSD/motherboard (64L 3D TLC, 360 TBW) (Upgrade to 16, 24 TB Option)
  • Interconnect: Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE
  • Internal Ethernet Switch: 8 Port 1000BT
  • External Ports: 1000BT Ethernet, DVI-D, HDMI, 4xUSB-2.0/1.1, 4xUSB-3.0/2.0, S/PDIF/F, 8 port Audio
  • Power Supply: 1050 Watts
  • Power cord: Single
  • Idle Power Main: 60 Watts
  • Idle Power All Nodes: 205 Watts
  • Full Load Power All Nodes: (HPL): 650 Watts
  • Price Performance (HPL): $15.55 /GFLOPS
  • Power/Performance: 0.83 Watts/GFLOPS
  • Operating System: CentOS Linux 6.x (Kernel 4.3.0)
  • Dimensions: 18.8x26.7x26.7 (inches);47.5x67.7x67.8 (cm)
  • Weight: 110 pounds; 50 kg

Installed Software

Each system comes standard with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.x which includes the following packages:

  • Apache Hadoop (YARN)
  • Apache Hive
  • Apache HCatalog
  • Apache HBase
  • Apache ZooKeeper
  • Apache Pig
  • Apache Sqoop
  • Apache Flume
  • Apache Oozie
  • Apache Ambari (see images)
  • Apache Storm
  • Apache Falcon
  • Apache Tez
  • Apache Spark
  • Apache Zeppelin (see image)

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