Linux Compute Clusters

Dedicated Linux compute clusters are operated for more than 20 Max Planck Institutes and working groups.

In general, all Linux clusters feature the following hardware structure and software stack:

  • SUSE SLES / CentOS operating system
  • GPFS as cluster wide parallel file system
  • Slurm batch system
  • module environment for software deployment
  • Intel MPI, Intel compilers and gcc

In order to facilitate migration between the central HPC systems cobra or draco and the dedicated Linux clusters the software stack of the dedicated clusters (including compilers, MPI, numerical libraries) is kept as similar as possible to the HPC systems cobra/draco.

Contact us if you are considering purchasing a compute cluster for your Max Planck Institute. We are happy to support you each step of the way - from requirements gathering through procurement, set-up and operations.

General information relevant also for dedicated clusters about structure and software stack for Linux cluster can be found on Draco or Cobra homepages.

Specific information is available for the clusters of the following Max Planck Institutes and organizations associated with the Max Planck Society:


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