High Performance Computing (HPC) and Clustercomputing
SCC gives KIT users access to High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Intensive Computing (DIC) infrastructures. SCC itself operates several computer systems (bwUniCluster 2.0, ForHLR) for different user groups. In addition, KIT scientists can use the bwForClusters within the framework of the bwHPC federation. The SCC also advises on applications for computing time on supra-regional high-performance computers (Tier-2), such as the ForHLR, or on the national supercomputers (Tier-1) of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (JSC, HLRS, LRZ).
The HoreKa supercomputer system ist a tier-2 HPC system located directly below the national tier-1 systems. It has nearly 60.000 CPU cores, 668 GPUs, more than 220 terabytes of main memory and can deliver up to 17 PetaFLOPS.
The Baden-Württemberg University (or universal) and GFP (Großforschungsbereich) cluster, i.e. bwUniCluster 2.0, is a parallel computer for a comprehensive basic supply of Baden-Württemberg universities with high-performance computing capacity. SCC operates this tier-3 cluster as part of the Baden-Württemberg state concept for high performance computing "bwHPC".
In addition to the bwUniCluster basic supply system, there are four high-performance Computing Clusters for research purposes (in short, bwForCluster) at HPC performance level 3 (Tier-3) in Baden-Württemberg, which are used to supply different scientific areas with computing time.
An essential task for the SCC is to support the users with their technological and scientific applicationswhich do not only have to be purely within the HPC area. In addition, support and consulting is provided for components of software development such as compilers, debuggers, analysis tools, MPI, etc. as well as for open source codes and numerical libraries. Research-related and research-accompanying support is provided by SimLabs (Simulation Laboratories), which currently cover four research areas: Earth (climate) and Environment, NanoMicro, Energy and Astroparticle Physics. For more information on SimLabs, please visit the Scientific Computing and Simulation Department.
In addition to supporting research and development with hardware, software and many years of know-how in these two areas, teaching in the HPC field and its environment is of equal importance. The page "Teaching, Training and Further Education provides information about offers in the field of teaching.
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