The Platform for Scientific Computing (Plattform für Wissenschaftliches
Rechnen) is an interdisciplinary effort of professors from several disciplines
and departments at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University
to foster research and application on Scientific Computing. Main application areas are:
The main hardware ressources are with a total of more than 1,700 hardware threads,
more than 25,000 GPU-cores, an accumulated main memory size of more than 4.4 TB,
and an accumulated disk space of more than 110 TB:
several nodes with additional accelerators (GPU, Xeon Phi)
Nodes are connected with Omni-Path, Infiniband and/or 10Gb-Ethernet..
A detailed description of the hardware configuration can be found here. Some pictures can be found here.
The front-end node is the only external visible access point and
can be accessed through wr0.wr.inf.h-brs.de
The nodes can be used with parallel programs that are either
based on a shared memory programming model (e.g. OpenMP) using up to 96-way
parallelism, based on a GPU programming model (CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC) using up to
4,992 GPU cores, or the cluster computer can be used
in a distributed memory model (e.g. MPI) using all cluster nodes with up to
A detailled descriptions on how to use the cluster and information
on the software configuration can be found here .
The current system status can be seen here. Pages get updated every minute.
Access is granted for research and educational projects supervised by
any of the participating professors. Additionally, other
projects are possible and explicitly encouraged.
Please feel free to ask questions. Contact person is Prof. Dr. Rudolf Berrendorf .
The Platform for Scientific Computing is/was supported by research grants: