We offer a set of high-performance computing clusters to facilitate materials modeling with high throughput and high fidelity. Our infrastructure contains multiple clusters at any point in time, deployed at multiple cloud providers as referenced at the end of the present page. The modular character of our system allows for the on-premises and hybrid cloud deployments, as well as a managed cloud scenario.
The current state of the system is summarized for logged-in users here.
In order to make the identification of cluster aliases more user-friendly we use human-readable names or "Aliases" instead of their fully-qualified domain names 1 for the cluster Master Nodes.
|Name/Alias||Fully-qualified domain name|
The architecture of a cluster is explained in the diagram below, comprising a Master Node, a set of Compute Nodes a Storage System. The allocation of these computational resources is handled by the Resource Manager, which is the object of a separate discussion.
We discuss the directory structure which can be found inside the home folder of each cluster in this section of the documentation.
The clusters offered as part of the infrastructure of our platform have been subject to an extensive set of tests and benchmarks, in order to measure their reliability and performance for different hardware types and for the simulation engines used. They are reviewed and assessed in a separate section of the present documentation.