Researchers at SDU can apply for computational resources on all the national HPC infrastructures.
Type 1 – Interactive HPC
The type 1 system is mainly focused on interactive computing and easy access for users. The system is made of the YouGene cluster hosted at SDU. SDU researchers can access the cluster resources via their UCloud account. For the cluster specs, check here.
In order to apply for resources it is necessary to submit a grant application for a research project via the UCloud user interface, as explained in the related documentation.
Type 2 – Throughput HPC
This type of HPC system typically has a large number of cores which can be a mix between cost-effective and calculation-efficient units. Type 2 also has the ability to handle large amounts of data and its main focus is on high-throughput performance.
There are three type 2 HPC systems available at national level for SDU researchers:
Researchers at SDU can apply for resources on one of the type 2 facilities by submitting an application form via our service desk. The hardware accessible to SDU users for a type 2 HPC project is shown in the table below.
|Xeon Gold 6230 Cascade Lake, 40 cores, 192 GB||AMD EPYC Rome 7452, 64 cores, 512 GB||AMD EPYC 7351, 32 cores, 128 GB|
Type 3 – Large Memory HPC
This type of HPC system focuses on problem solving, with a structure that cannot be easily or efficiently distributed between many computer nodes. This is a type of system that is characterized by typically relatively few cores with access to a large globally addressable memory area.
Researchers at SDU can apply for resources on the type 3 system by submitting an application form via our service desk.
Type 4 – Accelerated HPC & Capability HPC
Type 4 is a type of system whose primary computing capacity comes from accelerators of various kinds. The primary purpose of establishing the type 4 computer is to provide an opportunity to test alternative accelerator solutions. The system is not as such a production plant, but more an HPC laboratory. However, it will be open to researchers who can utilize this technology to perform computational tasks on the computer.
The Type 4 plant is under construction and is expected to be ready for operation at the end of 2021.