Noctua 2 Supercomputer

C. Bauer, T. Kenter, M. Lass, L. Mazur, M. Meyer, H. Nitsche, H. Riebler, R. Schade, M. Schwarz, N. Winnwa, A. Wiens, X. Wu, C. Plessl, J. Simon, Journal of Large-Scale Research Facilities 9 (2024).

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Noctua 2 is a supercomputer operated at the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) at Paderborn University in Germany. Noctua 2 was inaugurated in 2022 and is an Atos BullSequana XH2000 system. It consists mainly of three node types: 1) CPU Compute nodes with AMD EPYC processors in different main memory configurations, 2) GPU nodes with NVIDIA A100 GPUs, and 3) FPGA nodes with Xilinx Alveo U280 and Intel Stratix 10 FPGA cards. While CPUs and GPUs are known off-the-shelf components in HPC systems, the operation of a large number of FPGA cards from different vendors and a dedicated FPGA-to-FPGA network are unique characteristics of Noctua 2. This paper describes in detail the overall setup of Noctua 2 and gives insights into the operation of the cluster from a hardware, software and facility perspective.
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Bauer C, Kenter T, Lass M, et al. Noctua 2 Supercomputer. Journal of large-scale research facilities. 2024;9. doi:10.17815/jlsrf-8-187
Bauer, C., Kenter, T., Lass, M., Mazur, L., Meyer, M., Nitsche, H., Riebler, H., Schade, R., Schwarz, M., Winnwa, N., Wiens, A., Wu, X., Plessl, C., & Simon, J. (2024). Noctua 2 Supercomputer. Journal of Large-Scale Research Facilities, 9.
@article{Bauer_Kenter_Lass_Mazur_Meyer_Nitsche_Riebler_Schade_Schwarz_Winnwa_et al._2024, title={Noctua 2 Supercomputer}, volume={9}, DOI={10.17815/jlsrf-8-187 }, journal={Journal of large-scale research facilities}, author={Bauer, Carsten and Kenter, Tobias and Lass, Michael and Mazur, Lukas and Meyer, Marius and Nitsche, Holger and Riebler, Heinrich and Schade, Robert and Schwarz, Michael and Winnwa, Nils and et al.}, year={2024} }
Bauer, Carsten, Tobias Kenter, Michael Lass, Lukas Mazur, Marius Meyer, Holger Nitsche, Heinrich Riebler, et al. “Noctua 2 Supercomputer.” Journal of Large-Scale Research Facilities 9 (2024). .
C. Bauer et al., “Noctua 2 Supercomputer,” Journal of large-scale research facilities, vol. 9, 2024, doi: 10.17815/jlsrf-8-187 .
Bauer, Carsten, et al. “Noctua 2 Supercomputer.” Journal of Large-Scale Research Facilities, vol. 9, 2024, doi:10.17815/jlsrf-8-187 .
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