Computing resources

Computing Resources

CP3 members have access to the Manneback UCLouvain cluster. This cluster is made of two parts:
  • The CP3 ingrid cluster described below, providing 2500 computing cores with high priority to CP3
  • The Manneback UCLouvain cluster, shared with other UCLouvain researchers, providing 1600 computing cores
If you are looking for instructions to access the infrastructure, please read this (CP3 authentication needed).

The CP3 ingrid cluster

CMS/LHC Tier 2 - Ingrid cluster

  • Connected to the WLCG
  • 2432 cores: (17x2x8 - 2.3 GHz 32GB RAM / node) + (9x2x24 - 2.4 GHz 128GB RAM / node) + (20x2x24 - 2.1 GHz 192GB RAM / node) + (16x2x24 - 2.2 GHz 192GB RAM / node)
  • Mass storage: 2922 TB (disks)
  • Access and other info
  • Sister cluster at IIHE (ULB-VUB)

MadGraph cluster

  • 384 cores: (18x2x8 - 2.3 GHz 32GB RAM / node) + (3x2x16 - 2.6 GHz 64GB RAM / node)
  • Online interface
  • Sister clusters at UIUC (USA) and Roma2 Tor Vergata

Cosmo cluster (not part of Manneback)

  • 296 threads: 13x2x4 AMD Opteron 16GB RAM / node + 4x2x8 AMD Opteron 32GB RAM / node + 4x2x8x2 Intel Xeon E5 64GB RAM / node
  • Storage: 25 TB (parallel fhgfs) multiplexed over stripped Gbit ethernet across the nodes
  • Access and detailed specifications

NA62 cluster

  • 288 cores: (6x2x24 - 2.4 GHz 128GB RAM / node)
  • Mass storage: 344 TB.

Performance

CMS/LHC Tier 2 - Ingrid cluster

  • Opteron 6134@2.3GHz, 16 cores - 147 x 17 WNs
  • Xeon E5-2695v2@2.4GHz, 48 cores - 437 x 9 WNs
  • Xeon Silver 4116@2.1GHz, 48 cores - 530 x 20 WNs
  • Xeon Silver 4214@2.2GHz, 48 cores - 572 x 16 WNs
Average HEP-SPEC06 score per core = (147*17 + 437*9 + 530*20 + 572*16)/(16*17 + 48*9 + 48*20 + 48*16) = 10.77

MadGraph cluster

  • Opteron 6134@2.3GHz, 16 cores - 147 x 18 WNs
  • Xeon E5-2670@2.6GHz, 32 cores - 336 x 3 WNs
Average HEP-SPEC06 score per core = (147*18 + 336*3)/(16*18 + 32*3) = 9.52

Total HEP-SPEC06 score by machine type

CPUCoresMemory
(GB)
HEP-SPEC06Clock speed
(GHz)
L2+L3 cache size
(grand total, KB)
Mainboard typeWN
AMD Opteron 61341632 (8 modules)1472.38192+20480HP ProLiant DL165 G7wn140
Intel Xeon E5-267032 (with HT)64 (8 modules)3362.64096+40960HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8wn160
Intel Xeon E5-2695v248 (with HT)128 (8 modules)4372.46144+61440HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8wn165
Intel Xeon Silver 411648 (with HT)192 (12 modules)5302.124576+33792Supermicro SYS-6029TP-HTRmb-sky004
Intel Xeon Silver 421448 (with HT)192 (12 modules)5722.224576+33792Supermicro X11DPT-PSmb-cas216

Other resources

CP3 members also have access to the computer clusters funded by CECI. A detailed listing of the CECI computing resources can be found here. These clusters are located across universities of the French Community of Belgium (Communauté française de Belgique) and amount for a total of 8300 computing cores.