Computational Resources

At ICS, we have a high performance computing cluster, which is mainly used by the researchers in our institute and also by the Faculty of informatics at USI.

The following list describes the main hardware resources provided by the cluster:

Technical Description

Number of compute nodes 40
Number of compute cores per node 2 sockets each with 10 cores (total 800 cores)
Processor on compute nodes 2 x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2650 v3
(25M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Memory/node 64GB/128GB/512GB DDR4 @ 2133MHz
Disk capacity /node
2 x 1TB SATA 6Gb
Nertwork Disk
15TB + 32TB RAID
Node-node interconnect InfiniBand Intel 40Gbps QDR
Special nodes with Coprocessors 8 nodes with 3 x Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor 7120P
16GB, 1.238 GHz, 61 core
with total 732 threads (3 x 4 x 61)
Special nodes with GPUs 8 nodes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
2560 CUDA cores


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