Azzurra HPC Center: the activity report is available online

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Published on February 23, 2022 Updated on February 23, 2022

A comprehensive report on the first two years of activity of the Université Côte d'Azur HPC center has just been published

Université Côte d'Azur’s new HPC cluster, named Azzurra, was launched in early 2020 thanks to the joint efforts of the MSI and the DSI.

Azzurra aims to provide research laboratories and students throughout the University with a high-quality and flexible computing platform offering high-level HPC performance (CPU and GPU) and high performance storage space. As a regional HPC center, Azzurra is positioned between laboratory or team computing machines, on the one hand, and national centers (GENCI), on the other.

The year 2021 has been rich in events: addition of nodes on the AMD and GPU partitions, new visualization node, increase of memory on the SMP partition, OpenMP and GPU training, ... Nearly 7 million compute hours have been used over the year 2021, and following the various upgrades, the cluster now has nearly 17 million CPU hours and 70,000 GPU hours available over a year.

There are about 30 research projects computing on Azzurra and, thanks to the diversity of available partitions, users can compute on the processors best suited to their needs. Thanks to the daily efforts of the technical team, which provides high quality support, Azzurra benefits from regular updates and additions of libraries and software requested by users.

A report on the first two years of Azzurra activity has just been published. Take a look!