ROMEO HPC Center in Champagne-Ardenne (France) is glad to announce the official commissioning of its new supercomputer at the end of October 2013.
A call for proposals for project access (méso-challenges) on the new hybrid cluster is now open for the scientific community in Europe and around the world. This call is sponsored by Equip@meso (research project managed by GENCI)in partnership with BULL (hardware provider and integrator of the supercomputer) and NVIDIA (Tesla accelerators provider).
5 million compute hours will be allocated to projects that demonstrate a requirement for a significant portion or the totality of this unique scientific platform, selected after a peer-review by ROMEO Scientific Committee.
Selection criteria for the peer-reviewing process:
- computationally intensive projects that would not be possible or productive without access to such resources;
- large-scale hybrid computation requirements for NVIDIA Tesla K20x accelerators
- demonstrate scientific excellence and commitment in fulfilling the challenge
- project potential for access national and European HPC centers
Description of the romeo cluster available for meso-challenges:
- 130 Bullx R421E3 servers each consisting of:
- 2 NVIDIA Tesla accelerators K20X
- 2 Intel Ivy Bridge 8-core 2.6 GHz (E5-2650-v2)
- 32 GB DDR3
- Interconnection: Infiniband non-blocking QDR with GPUDirect
- Scratch file system: LUSTRE 87 TB
- Home file system: NFS 58 TB
- A wide environment for visualization, compilation, debugging and profiling
For any questions, contact us : romeo _at_ univ-reims.fr