On the pages in this category you will find all the information about ZIMT’s scientific computing resources other than the HoRUS-Cluster.
Note: currently, only the HTC system is available. Other systems will be made available soon.
On this page, the following systems are described:
- The HTC system HPE Moonshot
Some resources are integrated into the HoRUS cluster to some extent (for example by mounting the same Home directory). The similarities and differences are described on the corresponding subpage.
If you would like to know whether using this system makes sense for you, contact us. We will gladly advise you.
Here is a short overview:
HTC system HPE Moonshot
The term High-Throughput Computing (HTC) means the computation of a large number of small compute jobs which are usually independent of each other (trivially parallelizable). This is in contrast to High-Performance Computing (HPC) which usually means a small number of large jobs, with interconnected subtasks.
If you have a lot of small jobs with little interaction (e.g. without MPI communication), the HTC system might be attractive for you.
You can find advice on using the HTC system here.
What resources are available?
ZIMT operates an HPE Moonshot 1500 HTC system (see also the manufacturer website). Like all ZIMT resources it can be used by everyone at Uni Siegen. It has 7 nodes, 2 of which are configured as login nodes and the others as compute nodes. Each node has 8 cores and 64 GB RAM.