Facilities

Facilities

Our group has access to cutting-edge super-computing facilities to do our calculations.

Trinity College High-Performance Computing (TCHPC)

Lonsdale

Available to: TCD Researchers
Processor Type: Opteron
Architecture: 64
Number of Nodes: 154
RAM per node: 16 GB
Clock Speed: 2.30 GHz
Interconnect: Infiniband DDR
Theoretical Peak Performance: 11.33 TF
Total number of cores: 1232
Number of sockets per Node: 2
Number of Cores per Socket: 4
Linpack Score: 8.9 TF

Kelvin

Available to: Irish Researchers
Processor Type: Intel
Architecture: 64
Number of Nodes: 100
RAM per node: 24 GB
Clock Speed: 2.66 GHz
Interconnect: Qlogic Infiniband QDR
Theoretical Peak Performance: 12.76 TF
Total number of cores: 1200
Number of sockets per Node: 2
Number of Cores per Socket: 6

Dalton

Available to: CCEM Researchers
Processor Type: Intel
Architecture: 64
Number of Nodes: 4
RAM per node: 48 GB
Clock Speed: 2.20 GHz
Theoretical Peak Performance: 3.34 TF
Total number of cores: 80

 

 

VIS-Room

As part of the TCHPC centre, we have also access to state-of-the-art graphic technologies to visualize our results. The VIS-Room can provide 3D visualization, panoramic-style projections, and is equipped with a sound surround system.

 

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

 

At CCEM, we have the privilege to have access to the main super-computing facility at ICHEC, Fionn, which is comprised of three main computing services:

    • A system with 320 nodes, each one with 2×12 core 2.4 GHz Intel Ivy Bridge processors and 64 GB of RAM.
    • A partition of 32 nodes for Intel and NVIDIA dedicated accelerators, each node with 2×10 core Intel Sandy Bridge 2.2 GHz processors, 64 GB of RAM and two accelerators.
    • A shared memory system with 1.7 TB of RAM accessible from 14×8 core Intel Sandy Bridge processors, and two Intel Xeon Pho 5110P co-processors and 7 TB of dedicated local scratch storage.

These facilities will be replaced this summer by new Intel machines, which include a cluster of 336 high-performance servers with 13,440 CPU cores and 64 TB of memory, and other cutting-edge components. For more details, click here.