Infrastructure

 Tier2 clusters of Ghent University

The Stevin computing infrastructure consists of several Tier2 clusters which are hosted in the S10 datacenter of Ghent University.

This infrastructure is co-financed by FWO and Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI).

Login nodes

Log in to the HPC-UGent infrastructure using SSH via login.hpc.ugent.be .

Compute clusters

cluster name # nodes Processor architecture Memory/node Local diskspace/node Interconnect
delcatty 61 2 x 8-core Intel E5-2670
(Sandy Bridge @ 2.6 GHz)
64 GB 400 GB FDR InfiniBand
phanpy 16 2 x 12-core Intel E5-2680v3
(Haswell-EP @ 2.5 GHz)
512 GB 3 x 400 GB
(SSD, striped)
FDR InfiniBand
golett 200 2 x 12-core Intel E5-2680v3
(Haswell-EP @ 2.5 GHz)
64 GB 500 GB FDR-10 InfiniBand
swalot 128 2 x 10-core Intel E5-2660v3
(Haswell-EP @ 2.6 GHz)
128 GB 1 TB FDR InfiniBand
skitty 72 2 x 18-core Intel Xeon Gold 6140
(Skylake @ 2.3 GHz)
192 GB 1 TB
240 GB SSD
EDR InfiniBand
victini* 96 2 x 18-core Intel Xeon Gold 6140
(Skylake @ 2.3 GHz)
96 GB 1 TB
240 GB SSD
10 GbE

 * default cluster

Shared storage

Filesystem name Intended usage Total storage space Personal storage space VO storage space (*)
$VSC_HOME Home directory, entry point to the system 35 TB 3GB (fixed) (none)
$VSC_DATA

Long-term storage of large data files

702 TB
(can grow to 1 PB)

25GB (fixed)

250GB
$VSC_SCRATCH Temporary fast storage of 'live' data for calculations 1 PB 25GB (fixed) 250GB
$VSC_SCRATCH_PHANPY Temporary very fast storage of 'live' data for calculations
(recommended for very I/O-intensive jobs)
35 TB SSD (none) (none)

 

* Storage space for a group of users (Virtual Organisation or VO for short) can be increased significantly on request.
  For more information, see our HPC-UGent tutorial .

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