DAVIDE OpenPower GPU cluster

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D.A.V.I.D.E. (Development of an Added Value Infrastructure Designed in Europe) is an energy-aware Petaflops Class High Performance Cluster based on IBM Power Architecture and coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink. The innovative design of DAVIDE has  the aim of providing a leading edge HPC cluster showing higher performance, reduced power consumption and ease of use.  A key technology of the architecture, developed in collaboration with the University of Bologna, is an innovative infrastructure for measuring, monitoring and capping the power consumption of the node and of the whole system, as well as the presence of last release GPUs.
In this course we describe in more details the DAVIDE architecture and its production environment, with the help of uses cases in fields such as materials science and energy production , illustrate the new opportunities available to users thanks to the introduction of this system into the Cineca HPC infrastructure.


By the end of the course, participants will be expected to:

  • have a good understanding of the technologies employed in the DAVIDE HPC supercomputer
  • recognize the types of problem and application particularly suited to the cluster
  • understand how the energy monitoring system can be used to improve the energy efficiency of applications

Target Audience:

Researchers who may wish to use the cluster in the future for their research or simply those interested in the evolving field of new architectures for HPC and energy monitoring in HPC.

Intended for: 
Research Institutions
2 dd
Provided as: 
Ordinary Course

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