The High Performance Computing Institute (ICI) is established at Centrale Nantes in september 2014, awarded by the Pays de la Loire ConnecTalent Project Call, working on research that enables companies to accelerate design processes and reduces time-to-market, while significantly improving their products. It associates a high performance computing research laboratory and a supercomputing facility. The objectives of this project are related with the democratization of the numerical tools for massively parallel computing for a wide range of applications and challenges. The Centrale Nantes SuperComputer (CNSC) is one of the most powerful French regional tier2-class scalaire x86 machine devoted to providing computational resources and expertise for basic scientific research to unprecedented levels of precision, changing the game and releasing new potential for innovation. Some of its research topics are innovative and massively parallel numerical techniques for multiphase computational fluid dynamics, such as anisotropic mesh adaptation (theory and applications) and its coupling with immersed volume methods; imaging, with automatic reconstruction of numerical models from 3D images, offline and online computations
The Cluster LIGER, is a top5 ranking French Mid-sized Fastest Regional Tier-2 Class x86 SuperComputer.
- Total Peak Performance, 281 TFlop/s (Rmax ~200TFlop/s)
- 266 compute nodes (14 vizualisation nodes)
- 6.384 x86 Intel Haswell E5-2860v3 2.5GHz 12 cores
- 28 GPUs on NVIDIA K80 cards
- FDR Infiniband interconnect (56GBps/ 3:1 Fat Tree)
- +900 TB fast and parallel storage (IBM Spectrum Scale above NetApp Appliances)