CP3-Origins granted 22 million computing hours

May 10, 2012

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A collaboration lead by Claudio Pica (CP3-Origins) has been granted 22.133.333 core hours on the super computer FERMI (CINECA, Italy) as part of the 4th regular call by PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).

Prace Logo - Partnership for Advanced Computing in EuropePRACE is an international non-profit association with 24 European member countries. PRACE aims to enable high impact European scientific discovery and engineering research and development across all disciplines by granting access to world class computing and data management resources and services open to all European public research through a peer review process.

The FERMI system at CINECA is based on the new IBM BlueGene/Q architecture. FERMI is composed of 10.240 PowerPC A2 running at 1.6 GHz, each with 16 cores, for a total of 163.840 compute cores and a system peak performance of 2.1 PFlops. Each processor comes with 16 Gbyte of RAM (1 Gbyte per core). FERMI is equipped with a performant scratch storage system with a capacity of 2 Pbyte and a bandwidth in excess of 100 GByte/s.

Project Details

Title: Strong interactions beyond QCD

Project leader: Claudio Pica (CP3-Origins, IMADA, SDU).

Collaborators: Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins), Luigi Del Debbio (University of Edinburgh UK), Biagio Lucini (Swansea University, UK), Antonio Rago (University of Plymouth, UK), Agostino Patella (CERN, Switzerland), and Stefan Sint (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).