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Computational Resources


CEMEF makes large regular investments in computer resources, which provide indispensable tools for progress in numerical simulation and the centre’s software development.


Means for intensive parallel computing

High performance computing network « Cluster 2013-2016 scalable »

Bull bullx R4xx :
    1 front-end server
    1 server and 1 bay  dedicated to storage
    56 computing nodes
a fast interconnection network
    Infiniband 40 ou 56 Gb/s
with operating system Linux CentOS
with a batch scheduler OAR
Bi-processors Intel Xeon
    Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell
    overall 1344 c½urs
Performances with HPL :
    6 TFlops + 15 TFlops + 10 TFlops
28 To of centralized storage
64 or 128 Go RAM by node
Electric energy consumption 25 kW

Calculation and visualization « Cluster 2012 »

Bull bullx R4xx :
    1 front-end server
    16 computing nodes
an interconnection network
    Infiniband 40 Gb/s
with operating system Linux CentOS
with a batch scheduler OAR
Bi-processors Intel Xeon
    overall 192 c½urs 
3 To of storage
Electrical energy consumption 6 kW
   
 
 

Heterogeneous computing network « Cluster 2010 reduced now »

Sun X4100, X4500 and HP SL 165
    1 front-end server
    24 computing nodes
an interconnection network
    Infiniband 20 Gb/s
with operating system Linux CentOS
with a batch scheduler SGE
Bi-processors AMD Opteron of 16 cores
    overall 384 cores
Nvidia Tesla card with 960 GPU units
48 To of storage
Electrical energy consumption 10 kW
 

Workstations dedicated to interactive calculation and visualization

Dell Precision  model T7xxx
with operating system Windows Seven
accessible from personal workstation
2 stations with 2 processors of 10 cores
4 stations with 2 processors of 8 cores
5 stations with 2 processors of 6 cores


Dedicated softwares

Development

C/C++,  Fortran,  OpenMpi, Petsc, Cimlib, Cmake, Git, ...
Matlab, Maple, SciLab, …

Numerical simulation and visualization

Abaqus, DigiMu, Forge, Ludovic, Ls-Dyna, Rem3D, R2sol, Thercast, Thermocalc, XimeX, ...
GLview, Paraview, Visit, …

Physic measurement and design

Labview, Solidworks, ...

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