Finis Terrae has been conceived for the efficient resolution of large parallel problems. As a result, Finis Terrae includes some nodes with 2 Intel Xeon E5 Haswell processors and 2 Intel Xeon Phi. These nodes are interconnected by a FDR InfiniBand low-latency network. There are 2 of such nodes, which have access to a high-performance parallel storage system based on Lustre, capable of providing simultaneously a high capacity (NET 760 Terabytes) and, above all, a high performance (greater than 20 Gigabytes per second). Thus, calculations are not delayed by the disks input/output operations and are speeded up by Intel Xeon Phi accelerators.
Access to the system is enabled by using VPN to guarantee security. There is also the possibility of using a web portal and there is a remote visualization environment to allow an easy analysis of your results from your browser.
Consumption is billed every three months on a pay-per-use mode, based on elapsed core hours, including all the executions ended in the last month. Each core hour includes up to 6GB of memory. The amount of memory can be increased by using additional cores. Service is contracted directly from CESGA. It has a setup fee of 200€ per company (only the first time you contract a CESGA service), which includes 3 user accounts and up to 600 GB (+200 scratch). Additional user accounts are billed. User can use any free software application, whenever allowed by the corresponding license T&C. The execution of your jobs is using a batch system based on Slurm without priority. A maximum number of jobs in execution is applied using this service.
To request a quote or get more information, contact our Transfer department.