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Close-up of bwUniCluster by Robert Barthel, copyright: KIT (SCC)
Close-up of bwUniCluster © KIT (SCC)

On 17.03.2020, the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) commissioned a new parallel computer system called "bwUniCluster 2.0+GFB-HPC" as a state service within the bwHPC framework. The bwUniCluster 2.0 replaces the predecessor system bwUniCluster and also includes the additional compute nodes which were procured as an extension to the bwUniCluster in November 2016.

The modern bwUniCluster 2.0 system consists of more than 840 SMP nodes with 64-bit Intel Xeon processors. It provides the universities of the state of Baden-Württemberg with general compute resources and can be used free of charge by the staff of all universities in Baden-Württemberg. Users who currently have access to bwUniCluster will automatically also have access to bwUniCluster 2.0. There is no need to apply for new entitlements or to re-register.

Overview: Changes from bwUniCluster 1
  • Access: (Nearly) no changes. Entitlements are still valid.
  • Software: Switch to the Lmod module system, cleanup of older software module versions
  • Hardware: Significantly more powerful hardware, 132 Volta V100 GPUs
  • File systems: See the File system migration guide
  • Batch system: See the Batch system migration guide


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