AMD ROME COMPUTE NODES FOR COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
At the beginning of July, SIE installed new nodes for the Computational Chemistry cluster of the University of Barcelona. Said supply had been won in a contest for almost 360.000 euros.
Through 26 SIE Ladon nodes, based on Gigabyte platforms and AMD Rome processors, the client is offered a total of 1.664 cores at 2,9 Ghz and 26 TB of RAM for scientific calculation. The nodes are integrated through a 10G network, connected to the outside by fiber and a gigabit network for IPMI communications, through DLINK switches, which allows remote management of the machines with KVM over LAN and through the free GSM application (Gigabyte Server Management).
The Institute for Computational Chemistry is specialized in various fields of theoretical and computational chemistry. The research activity carried out at the IQTCUB covers the development of computational methods and tools, the application of various techniques of electronic structures and simulation to problems in materials science, the study of reactivity and reaction dynamics in chemical reactions, as well as biological systems and soft matter.
As the administrator tells us jordi englishAt the center, more than 100 researchers work with the HPC system with a global computing power of almost 4000 cores and 37TB of RAM. Now by adding the new SIE cluster we have considerably increased the computing power of the center.
Currently the institute is expanding thanks to the award-winning María de Maeztu prize, opening the institute to various fields of research from molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, design and printing of 3D molecular structures and applications designed in virtual environments so that researchers manage and interact in a 3D environment with Oculus virtual reality headsets.
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