On the pages in this category you will find all the information about ZIMT’s scientific computing resources other than the OMNI cluster. These are the following:
- The vector system NEC SX Aurora Tsubasa
Some resources are integrated into the OMNI 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:
A vector processor is a processor which can perform specific compute operations for multiple numbers at the same time (in a vectorized fashion). Vector processors can perform fewer kinds of operations, but those can be done considerably faster. Typically a vector system has a normal CPU and one or more vector processors. GPUs are an example of a commonly used vector processor type.
ZIMT operates a vector system of type NEC SX Aurora Tsubasa. The system contains two vector cards (called vector engines by the manufacturer).
You can find advice on using the vector system here.