Platforms

NeSI provides High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms, supporting researchers in New Zealand across the public research sector and in private industry. As a national High Performance Computing infrastructure, we support researchers with state-of-the art integrated platforms and infrastructure, while providing expertise and support.

NeSI supports HPC systems at two facilities, being the University of Auckland and NIWA Wellington. 

PlatformHardwareOperating Environment

Cray XC50
Kupe

Getting started documentation

(transition machine)

104 nodes each with 20 cores (6,148 2.4 GHz processor cores) with each node having 96 GB RAM, providing 9.984 TB RAM in total.

Cray Aries interconnect between nodes

SLES

Spectrum Scale file system

SLURM workload scheduler and TSM-SM Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)

Intel cluster
Pan

Centre for eResearch
University of Auckland

Getting started documentation

6,000+ cores of Intel based x86 processors (IvyBridge/SandyBridge/Westmere) operating at 2.7-2.8 GHz with approximately 8 GB RAM per core

42 GPU devices (Tesla M2090 and K20X models)

4 Intel Xeon Phi devices (Intel Phi 5110P)

QDR Infiniband interconnect

Linux

GPFS high performance parallel file system

SLURM workload scheduler and TSM-SM Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)