The new IFISC computer cluster for Big Data analysis and intensive numerical simulations is now up and ready

March 26, 2020

The new cluster, Nuredduna2020, with 960 cores, 12TB of memory and 25GB/s low latency communications between servers is now fully configured and ready to run jobs. IFISC building is presently closed, but the final configuration of the cluster has been carried out remotely during the last 10 days by IFISC technical staff.

A very substantial part of the scientific production of IFISC is based on intensive numerical simulations of models appropriate to the description of various complex systems. With the aim of continuing to be a leading research centre in complex systems research, on October 10th, the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) signed a contract with Atos for the acquisition of a new supercomputer for IFISC. The cluster, based on the last generation AMD EPYC processors and Mellanox low latency communications, was delivered in January and it is now fully configured.

Thanks to a more powerful hardware and a new queue manager, Nuredduna2020 offers a much larger flexibility than the current Nuredduna, allowing to run jobs requiring up to 512GB of memory and 48 cores. Interactive jobs are also possible.

The current cluster will remain operative for a short period of time, after which it will be shut down. Its computer nodes will be integrated into the new cluster and, at that time, nuredduna and nuredduna2020 will be synonymous.

The new IFISC cluster (project EQC2018-004787-P) has been funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y Universidades, Agencia estatal de investigación (AEI) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) within the Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+i, Subprograma Estatal de Infraestructuras de Investigación y Equipamiento Científico-Técnico.


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