The bwForCluster NEMO is a high-performance compute resource with high speed interconnect. It is intended for compute activities related to research in for researchers from the fields Neuroscience, Elementary Particle Physics, Microsystems Engineering and Material Sciences (NEMO).
For a detailed NEMO documentation refer to the NEMO Wiki.
Software and Operating System
- Operating System: CentOS 7 (similar to RHEL 7)
- Queuing System: MOAB/Torque (see Batch Jobs)
- (Scientific) Libraries and Software: Environment Modules
For researchers from the scientific fields Neuroscience, Elementary Particle Physics, Microsystems Engineering and Material Sciences the bwForCluster NEMO offers 900 compute nodes plus several special purpose nodes for login, interactive jobs, etc.
Special Purpose Nodes
Besides the classical compute node several nodes serve as login and preprocessing nodes, nodes for interactive jobs, visualization nodes and nodes for creating virtual environments providing a virtual service environment.
The bwForCluster NEMO consists of two separate
one for the user’s
$HOME and one serving
The home directory is limited in space and parallel access but offers
snapshots of your files and Backup. The workspace is a parallel file
system which offers fast and parallel file access and a bigger capacity
than the home directory. This storage is based on
and can be accessed parallel from many nodes. Additionally, each compute
node provides high-speed temporary storage on the node-local
solid state disk
(SSD) via the
$TMPDIR environment variable.
High Performance Network
The compute nodes all are interconnected through the high performance network Omni-Path which offers a very small latency and 100 Gbit/s throughput. The parallel storage for the workspaces is attached via Omni-Path to all cluster nodes. For non-blocking communication 20 islands with 44 nodes and 880 cores each are available. The islands are connected with a blocking factor of 1:11 (or 400 Gbit/s for 44 nodes).
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