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CHEOPS

CHEOPS (Cologne High Efficiency Operating Plattform for Science) is the University of Cologne's high performance computing cluster providing a compute power of 100 Teraflop/s Peak (85,9 Teraflop/s Linpack) to scientists of NRW for simulation of complex phenomena. In November 2010 CHEOPS took 90th place in top 500 of world's fastest supercomputers (www.top500.org).

 

 

 

CHEOPS consists of the following compute nodes: 

  • INCA compute nodes (dual-cocket)

    • 210 x 2 Nehalem EP quad-core processors
      Xeon X5550, 2.66 GHz
      24 GB RAM
    • 5 x 2 Nehalem EP quad-core processors
      Xeon X5550, 2.66 GHz
      48 GB RAM
    • 432 x 2 Westmere hexa-core processors
      Xeon X5650, 2.66 GHz
      24 GB RAM
    • 170 x 2 Westmere hexa-core processors
      Xeon X5650, 2.66 GHz
      48 GB RAM

  • MESCA compute nodes (quad-socket)

    • 24 x 4 Nehalem EX octo-core processors
      Xeon X7560, 2.27GHz
      512 GB RAM

The compute nodes are connected by an Infiniband QDR network providing a bandwidth of 40Gb/s at low latency. So, CHEOPS is well-suited for highly scalable MPI applications but also for SMP applications with the big compute nodes. The processors of the Intel Nehalem architecture with their high memory and interconnect bandwidth especially fit the needs of scientific computing.

Documentation of CHEOPS cluster
CHEOPS Brief Instructions
(PDF)
CHEOPS Application Software
(PDF)

For Questions please contact HPC.

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