High Performance Computing Allocations


CompBioMed HPC allocations service

Since the beginning of our CoE, CompBioMed has been granting allocations on several large scale HPC resources to support the work of the project. Within the project we have offered, to the consortium partners, both Core and Associate Partners, the opportunity to access some of the systems managed by CompBioMed organisations (BSC, EPCC (UEDIN), and SURF) and obtain direct support from the HPC experts at each site. This has been crucial for partners to efficiently use the resources and employ the queue systems on board the supercomputers. Industrial users do not need different permissions to access the systems. The allocations may be used for commercial purposes but it requires approval by the system administrators.

Access to these resources is managed centrally. Anyone wanting to make use of an allocation on one or more of the systems available to the consortium, or extend an existing allocation should fill in the request at the link below.

For questions on the HPC allocation program, or for any help in requesting an allocation, please contact: allocations@compbiomed.eu

CompBioMed’s Core Partners’ HPC systems

SuperMUC-NG (Tier-0)
The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) operates SuperMUC-NG, a top-level Tier-0, 26.9 petaflop/s supercomputer equipped with Intel Xeon Skylake processors and OmniPath interconnect.
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Snellius (Tier-1)

Snellius is the Dutch National supercomputer. The system facilitates scientific research carried out in many Universities, independent research institutes, governmental organizations, and private companies in the Netherlands. Snellius is a cluster of heterogeneous nodes built by Lenovo, containing predominantly AMD technology, with capabilities for high performance computing (parallel, symmetric multiprocessing), data-processing, and machine learning. The system also has several system-specific storage resources, that are geared towards supporting the various types of computing.

The system has a peak performance of 14 petaflop/s, making it the most powerful high-performance computing system in the Netherlands.

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ARCHER2 (Tier-1)
ARCHER2 (Advanced Research Computing High End Resource 2) is the UK’s primary academic research supercomputer. The ARCHER2 service enables UK researchers to carry out internationally-competitive work, so supporting the UK’s status as a leader in computational science and engineering.
ARCHER2, an HPE Cray EX supercomputer, is housed at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility (ACF).
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Cirrus (Tier-2)
Cirrus is one of the EPSRC Tier-2 UK National HPC Facilities.
Housed at EPCC’s Advanced Computing Facility, Cirrus is a flexible, state-of-the-art High Performance Computing system that provides an ideal platform for users to solve their computational, simulation, modelling, and data science challenges.
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