Last Updated on 20 November 2022
DATA-INTENSIVE COMPUTING PLATFORM
High-performance computing unit of the University of Medea offers to the scientific research community, affiliated with the University, powerful tools and software necessary to carry out complex scientific or technical applications in various academic and industrial fields.
If fact, researchers from the University of Medea and from the economic partners used to suffer of an enormous slowness when using professional software programs for data processing. Nowadays, however, an operation that used to take 15 days is achievable in 30 minutes today thanks to supercomputers. Therefore, this solution offers a 100% of additional performance in comparison with the users’ needs.
Having this solution, researchers will not have to travel to carry out data computing which allows research organization to optimize their research costs. The University of Medea was the first Algerian university to have an IBM data-intensive computing unit. This is just the first phase of this project intended to be used locally. Future phases consist of the creating an HPC Cloud or Grid between HPC units of different Algerian universities.
Our cluster is composed of:
- 32 nodes.
- Each node is an IBM X3550 M3 sever with two processors.
- The processors are Intel Xeon X5675, 6 Cores, 3.06 Ghz, 12 M Cache.
- One administration server IBM X3550 M3
- One processing server IBM X3550 M3
- One storage server IBM X3550 M3 connected to a storage array IBM DS3512, 22 To.
Installed software and libraries:
- Redhat 6.0 Enterprise Linux for HPC.
C, C++, Fortran…etc.
- Multiphysics Comsol.
How to get access to the cluster?
- Submit the form approved by High-Performance Computing Unit located at in the Commun Services Building.
- You will receive the confirmation by e-mail of the creation of your account as well as the username and the password.
- In case you face any problems, please send an e-mail to zd.ae1696224396dem-v1696224396inu@c1696224396ph1696224396 or go to the HPC Unit to discuss your issue with the HPC Unit responsible.