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The MPCDF provides high-level support for the development, optimization, analysis and visualization of high-performance-computing applications to Max-Planck Institutes with high-end computing needs, e.g. in astrophysics, fusion research, materials and bio sciences, polymer research, and theoretical chemistry.
IBM iDataPlex system with Intel Ivy Bridge processors (~ 3500 nodes with 20 cores @ 2.8 GHz each) since Oct 2013, in addition to the Intel Sandy Bridge-EP processors (610 nodes with 16 cores @ 2.6 GHz each) that are available since Sept 2012.
338 of the Ivy Bridge nodes are equipped with 2 NVIDIA K20X GPGPUs each, 12 nodes with 2 Intel Xeon Phi cards each.
Total number of cores: ~ 80.000, total memory: 260 TByte. Interconnect: InfiniBand FDR14.
High energy efficiency through ground water cooling.
Data archive with research results of Max-Planck scientists: With 30,000 tapes - based on a STK SL8500 tape library - the archive at MPCDF can hold a maximum data capacity of 90 PetaByte. Robots on the shelf rows reach each volume keeping the information available around the clock. Data of all sections belong to the stock, e.g. simulations of life and materials sciences or astro and fusion research, but also treasures of the World Heritage like sound recordings of endangered languages or images of rare frescoes.