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Wrocław Centre for
Networking and Supercomputing

High Performance Computers  (KDM)

One of the areas of WCSS activity is to provide computing servers for scientific research and to provide scientific software designed to perform calculations with the use of high-performance computers. We also offer assistance and training in the field of supporting research work with large-scale calculations.

PARAMETERS OF THE COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THE DATA STORAGE SYSTEM:

PFlops 2,2 computing power
CPU 24 288 cores
TB 141 operating memory
PB 2,0 space disk
The Computing Services Department is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of KDM. The computing resources of the Center are interconnected by the WCSS internal network and connected to the Wrocław Academic Computer Network (WASK). 

In June 2021, the Center launched its Bem 2 cluster, the latest computing machine with the following parameters: 

  • access node for local users of KDM WCSS: ui.wcss.pl
  • computing power: 2,2 PFLOPS
  • operating system: Alma Linux
  • microarchitecture: Cascade Lake
  • CPU cores: 24 288
  • RAM: 141 TB
  • temporary space: 750 TB Lustre
  • 506 computing nodes:
    •  277 HUAWEI CH121L V5 nodes consisting of:
      • CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 (24 cores, 2,9 GHz)
      • RAM: 192 GB 2933 MHz ECC DDR4
      • network card: Infiniband EDR 100 Gbps
    • 229 węzłów HUAWEI CH121L V5 consisting of:
      • CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 (24 cores, 2,9 GHz)
      • RAM: 384 GB 2933 MHz ECC DDR4
      • network card: Infiniband EDR 100 Gbps
The scientific software used on the clusters includes: Amber, Matlab, system kolejkowy SLURM Workload Manager. The KDM team supports researchers in preparing and launching computing operations, compiling software and optimizing applications.

The WCSS computers can be used free of charge, on the basis of the so-called computing grants. Grant applications are accepted continuously.