Erlangen National Center for High Performance Computing (NHR@FAU)

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About Erlangen National Center for High Performance Computing (NHR@FAU)

On January 1, 2021, the Center for National High Performance Computing Erlangen (NHR@FAU) was established and, together with eight other centers, forms a national network. Erlangen thus forms a hotspot of scientific computing in northern Bavaria and improves the framework conditions for strengthening the entire Free State as a top location for high-performance computing. In addition to the investment in new hardware, the use of which will open up interesting new opportunities for scientists at FAU and throughout Germany, an interdisciplinary team will be established at the same time that will efficiently support the operation and use of the computer hardware. The northern Bavarian branch office of the “network of competence for scientific high performance computing in Bavaria” (KONWIHR) is in the meantime also located at NHR@FAU. FAU contributes to the national network in particular its established and internationally recognized competencies in complex simulations of atoms and molecules, hardware-efficient parallel programming, and its expertise in education and training. The cross-faculty activities in these fields are already bundled at FAU within the framework of the "Atomistic Structure Simulation Lab " and the "HPC Performance Lab ". RRZE is the central IT service provider of the FAU, ensuring an operative IT infrastructure for science, teaching, and management. It also supports other universities in Northern Bavaria within a regional service framework. Providing an interface between scientific research and technology, RRZE is a center of IT competence in the higher education landscape and a partner for science.

HPC Expertise

Model-based Performance Engineering
Courses with this focus are offered all over Germany and worldwide. For instance, RRZE HPC experts act as external trainers of the PATCs (PRACE Advanced Training Centers).

Sparse Matrix-Vector-Algorithms and the GHOST Library
Research activities at the RRZE have been ongoing since the year 2000 and are currently being conducted in the DFG priority programme “SPPEXA” under the “ESSEX” project.

Development of the LIKWID Multicore Toolsuite
LIKWID is an easy to install collection of tools that simplify the handling of multicore systems under the Linux OS. LIKWID can also be used as a monitoring backend and is already in operation in many computing centers of the GA. The development has started in 2009 and is currently being funded through the BMBF project “FEPA”.

HPC Systems

HPC Cluster Emmy @RRZE

Emmy - NEC LX-2400

since October 2013 - learn more - Top500.org
GPU nodes MPP system Tier 3 hpc system Xeon-Phi nodes
232 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
556 Nodes
Mellanox QDR-Infiniband
36 TB
Main Memory
11,088 CPU Cores
Intel
20 GPGPUs
Nvidia
44 Applications
131 Versions

TinyFAT - Megware Supermicro X10DRH RaidMedia Gigabyte H262-Z66

since August 2016 - Last Update: November 2020 - learn more
47 Nodes
22 TB
Main Memory
2,484 CPU Cores
Intel, AMD

TinyGPU - Sysgen GPU-Nodes II, GPU-Nodes III, GPU-Nodes V, Supermicro 2124GQ-NART Nvidia GPU-Nodes IV TRADEX SYSTEMS Sp. z o.o. Gigabyte G481-H80

since October 2016 - Last Update: March 2021 - learn more
GPU nodes GPU system Tier 3 hpc system
45 Nodes
5 TB
Main Memory
1,392 CPU Cores
Intel, AMD
208 GPGPUs
Nvidia
3 Applications
8 Versions

Meggie - Megware Linux-Cluster

since December 2016 - learn more - Top500.org
MPP system Tier 3 hpc system
511 TFlop/s
Peak Performance
728 Nodes
Intel Omnipath
47 TB
Main Memory
14,560 CPU Cores
Intel
21 Applications
61 Versions
NEC Tsubasa Accelerator

TinyVec - NEC A300-2

since June 2018 - learn more
Internal Tier 3 hpc system VE nodes
96 GB
Main Memory
12 CPU Cores
Intel
2 GPGPUs
NEC

TinyARM - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Apollo 70

since February 2019 - learn more
ARM nodes Internal Tier 3 hpc system
128 GB
Main Memory
64 CPU Cores
ARM

Alex - Megware GPGPU Cluster, GPU-Cluster

since March 2022 - Last Update: March 2022 - learn more
GPU nodes GPU system Tier 2 hpc system Tier 3 hpc system
70 Nodes
Mellanox HDR200-Infiniband, HDR200-Infiniband
65 TB
Main Memory
8,960 CPU Cores
AMD
560 GPGPUs
Nvidia

Fritz - Megware Linux-Cluster

since March 2022 - learn more
MPP system Tier 2 hpc system Tier 3 hpc system
944 Nodes
Mellanox HDR100-Infiniband
242 TB
Main Memory
67,968 CPU Cores
Intel

File Systems

WORK file system

Emmy (Lustre)

since October 2013
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430 TB
disk storage

Meggie (Lustre)

since December 2016
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850 TB
disk storage

Saturn (HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10)

since October 2018
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450 TB
disk storage

Titan (HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10)

since April 2019
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450 TB
disk storage

Fundus-Disk (GPFS)

since June 2020
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6000 TB
disk storage

Atuin (PowerEdge XE7100/XE7440)

since January 2022
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1000 TB
disk storage

Fritz (Lustre)

since January 2022
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3700 TB
disk storage

HOME file system

Global (GPFS/NFS)

since September 2020
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50 TB
disk storage

Archives

Fundus-Tape - since July 2020

  • 1x IBM TS4500
  • 8 tape drives
  • 3.370 magnetic cartridges
  • 15.000 TB tape storage

Contact

Zentrum für Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen Erlangen (NHR@FAU)
Martensstr. 1
91058 Erlangen

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91054 Erlangen
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