Scientific Information Technologies (SIT)

Scientific Information Technologies (SIT)

Overview

The Unit provides computing resources and technical support to CRG researchers. The unit has the necessary expertise to build high-performance computing systems in the coming years, taking the high compute and bandwidth capabilities required by researchers into account.

SIT delivers know-how and best practices to users for the optimal usage of computing resources, improving application performance and providing them with regular training.

SIT as an operations team administers more than 200 compute nodes and servers. The unit manages a computing cluster comprised of 3112 cores interconnected with a 10Gb Ethernet network.

The exponential growth in genomic data, particularly from Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS), demands high-performance and scalable storage infrastructures. The unit manages heterogeneous disk-based storage that contains research data, currently 5 PB of usable storage in two different data centres.

The facility has become a key partner in many of the research projects carried out at the institute.

Services

  • Linux HPC cluster support
  • Database and server administration
  • Storage provisioning
  • Cluster and Linux regular training

Equipment

  • Linux cluster with 3112 cores for computing and more than 200 compute nodes and servers.
  • Univa Grid Engine batch queuing system
  • 5 PB of storage (EMC-Isilon, DDN, Nexsan)
    • 87 compute nodes:
      • 2 Intel Xeon E5-2680 20M Cache 8 core at 2.70 Ghz
      • 128 GB RAM (8 GB/core)
    • 56 compute nodes:
      • 2 Intel Xeon E5530 4 core at 2.40GHz
      • 48 GB memory (6 GB/core)
    • 1 High memory compute node:
      • 8-processor Intel Xeon E7450 6 core at 2.40 GHz
      • 512 GB memory
    • 1 High memory compute node:
      • 4-processor Intel Xeon E7540 6 core at 2.00 GHz
      • 256 GB memory
    • 63 heterogeneous compute nodes with different

Members

Gabriel González Cano

e-mail: gabriel.gonzalez@crg.eu

Telephone: 933160171

Position: Technician

Luis Expósito Piñol

e-mail: luis.exposito@crg.eu

Telephone: 933160171

Position: Technician

Rodny Hernández Coello

e-mail: rodny.hernandez@crg.eu

Telephone: 933160171

Position: Technician