Deployment of new HPC cluster Ada for the Max Planck Institutes for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, and for the Physics of Complex Systems.
At MPCDF a new HPC cluster capable of handling highly data-intensive calculations has been deployed for the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (Hamburg) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden). It allows scientists to run advanced simulations for their research or quickly analyse large amounts of experimental data.
The new Lenovo machine, named in honour of Ada Lovelace, consists of 72 powerful server nodes connected by a fast network. Each of these water-cooled nodes has two Central Processing Units (CPUs) with 36 cores each (Intel Xeon Platinum 8360Y, “Icelake”) and 1024 GB of RAM. In addition, every server node hosts 4 NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units, or GPUs (Nvidia A100-80 GB). Together, the two CPUs and four GPUs of one node provide a computing power of ca. 40 TeraFlop/s (FP64) – that is 40 trillion floating point operations per second. In addition to designing and operating the machine the MPCDF contributes to the development of scientific application codes, e.g. of the open-source code Octopus, and their optimization for supercomputers like Ada, and supports Max Planck scientists with efficiently running and analyzing their simulations.
- Supercomputer Ada brings computational research up to top speed (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
- Open-source code Octopus
Hans Fangohr, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg
Markus Rampp, Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching