In the first of two expansion stages LICHTENBERG II will provide its users with a real peak performance of over 3,148 PFlop/s and a total of 257 TByte RAM. In the announced Top500 list of June 2020, the High Performance Cluster LICHTENBERG II of TU Darmstadt made it to the TOP100 and is currently the fastest univeristy HPC supercomputer in Germany.
Powered by Intel Xeon Cascade Lake AP 9242 and Nvidia Tesla V100 it provides computing power for intensive scientific applications.
The high performance cluster can be used, for example, for the material sciences as well as for the turbulent combustion of synthetic fuels.
A special focus is on the sustainability of the system. So rather than simply releasing the heat generated by LICHTENBERG II into the environment, we feed it via the hot water cooling of the compute nodes into the district heating grid that connects all of the buildings on the Lichtwiese campus.