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Arctur-1 HW has the following resources available for the Fortissimo project:

  • 1008 Intel CPU cores @ 2.66 GHz
  • 2,6 TB RAM in total (2 GB per core)
  • Infiniband QDR interconnection
  • NFS storage for \home directory (backup enabled)
  • Distributed storage for I/O intensive tasks (no backup)

As part of its infrastructure development, Arctur will also deploy additional clusters with latest generation CPU with GPU and MIC hardware enabled and also a hybrid network infrastructure. This will enable different use cases to be tested and optimised on different infrastructure configurations.
All open-source solutions can be installed. Commercial codes are subject to agreement between the appropriate ISV, user and Arctur. All solutions are deployed and monitored via Torque batch system.

Role in Fortissimo project: Arctur is the HPC provider, Host center or HPC expert in four out of twenty experiments in the first wave of the Fortissimo project. This project are:
In Fortissimo, ARCTUR leads exepriments 401, 402, 403, 405 and 608. It is a host centre providing the Fortissimo HPC-Cloud infrastructure.

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