MeSU-alpha is a SMP server, equipped with 1024 cores and 16Tb. of shared memory.
MeSU-alpha's specificity being its large quantity of accessible RAM, users should mainly use this server for memory-intensive jobs and programs (that need to load more than 128Gb of data in RAM at runtime), or codes based on threads or OpenMP API.
MeSU-beta is a distributed cluster, equipped with a total of 3012 cores.
MeSU-beta is a high performance distributed cluster, which will be the preferred architecture for users who wish to use highly scalable parallel programs or codes, based on standards such as MPI.
HPCaVe also grants to its users access to a visualization room located on the Jussieu campus, equipped with a 6x2.2m stereoscopic projection screen connected to a linux workstation.
Directly connected on HPCaVe data directories, the visualization room is a perfect environment for researchers to gather and analyse/visualize their computation results.
Please, contact us for more information or to book a session in the visualization room.