University of Hamburg awards MEGWARE the contract to procure an HPC cluster
MEGWARE succeeded in fending off the competition and was awarded the contract to procure a high-performance and efficient HPC cluster system at the University of Hamburg Regional Data Centre (RRZ). The HPC cluster is needed for use in a broad variety of scientific projects. It is considered the central asset in high-performance computing requirements, and will be used by the scientific working groups at the University of Hamburg and operated by the Regional Data Centre (RRZ). A number of different types of computer node will be needed to satisfy the heterogeneous requirements. MEGWARE’s proposed configurations include dual socket standard-compute nodes based on Xeon 8-core processors Core in the latest Haswell CPU generation. The expected computing performance ranges at approximately 250 TFlops of theoretical CPU peak performance. Besides additional service nodes, the HPC cluster includes two high-performance hard drives systems. MEGWARE has planned a Mellanox Interconnect based on 40 Gbit/s QDR Infiniband to provide rapid communication between all components installed and two Ethernet networks for cluster management and service (IPMI). The project will be completed mid-May.