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1 How Cineca supports IT

2 Topics CINECA: an overview Systems and Services for Higher Education HPC for Research Activities and Industries

3 Cineca: the Consortium Not For Profit Founded in 1969 HPC FERMI: TOP500 EURORA: TOPGREEN500 IS 500 applications All Italian Universities Ministry of Higher Ed 75 Members: 70 Universities >900 employees 4 Research Institutes Ministry of Education

4 The Activities Higher Education Solutions & Services for the University Administration Services for the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) Scientific Research High Performance Computing FERMI: in the TOP500 List EURORA: in the TOPGREEN500 List Scientific Visualization & Interactive Virtual Environments Technological Innovation Data Center Information and Knowledge Management Services Health Care Systems

5 Topics CINECA: an overview Systems and Services for Higher Education HPC for Research Activities and Industries

6 Supporting the Academic System National Processes Planning & Promoting Education National Research Assessment Exercise National Research Grants Delivery Financial Control On Univ Annual Public Funds Delivery Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards Monitoring of Academic courses (OFF.F) Monitoring of Students trends (ANS) Monitoring of Research Production Assessment of Research Production (ANVUR-VQR) National Reserach Grants Delivery (PRIN-FIRB) HR & Financial Data Analysis (Personnel) The Italian Academic System Dashboards & KPIs - University Data Warehouse Student & Learning Management Research Management Financial Management HR Management Student Management Course Management Research Management Governance Control Local Processes 6

7 Installations 7

8 Figures (2014) + 1 Million + 2 Millions Students Payslips/Year Millions + 2 Millions Research Publications Account operations/year 500 Application Managed BI reports executed/year

9 Gartner - Magic Quadrant Higher Ed.

10 Topics CINECA: an overview Systems and Services for Higher Education HPC for Research Activities and Industries

11 The History of HPC Cray T3D 64 1 Parallel System in Italy Cray C-90 / Cray T3E MPP System in Italy Cray T3D Cray T3E 256 SGI Origin IBM BG/Q 2 PetaFlops/s 2009 IBM SP6 100 TeraFlop/s 2007 IBM BCX AMD TeraFlop/s 2005 IBM SP IBM CLX Xeon 1024 IBM SP TeraFlop/s Cray T3E 256 SGI Origin IBM SP Power 3 12 Cray T3E 256 SGI Origin 64 - IBM SP Power Cray Y-MP / IBM VF 1985 Cray X-MP / 48 1 Vector SC CDC 6600 CDC SC in Italy

12 Cineca HPC Today FERMI - IBM BG/Q Architecture: 10 BGQ Frames Model: IBM-BG/Q Processor Type: IBM PowerA2, 1.6 GHz Computing Cores: Computing Nodes: RAM: 1GByte / core Internal Network: Network interface with 11 links -> 5D Torus Disk Space: 2.6 PByte of scratch space Peak Performance: 2PFlop/s EURORA Architecture: 1 rack Model: Eurora prototype Processor Type: Intel Xeon CPU 2.10GHz Intel Xeon CPU 3.10GHz Accelerator Type: Nvidia Tesla K20s Intel Xeon-Phi 5120D Computing Cores: 1024 Computing Nodes: 64 RAM: 16GByte DDR3 1600MHz per node (5 nodes with 32 GByte) Internal Network: 1 FPGA (Altera Stratix V) per node IB QDR interconnect 3D Torus interconnect Disk Space: 90 GByte SSD per node Sustained Performance: 3,150MFlop/w

13 HPC s Key Impact for industries Reduction in Time to Market Product Development Process Concept Development Prototype/ Physical Testing Manufacturing Design Final Preparation/Delivery Without HPC HPC With HPC Time Savings HPC-Supported Simulation Time to Market

14 Offers, Services & Tech. Transfer HCP on demand: Services logical partitions; core hours, cloud Solution computing. For peak workload, for industries Consulting which do not consider core business the management of HCP complex infrastructures Disaster Recovery Performance: HPC Service Provision HCP infrastructure life cycle Parallelisation and Benchmarking Storage less Service than three Provision years, & MGT continuous upgrade. Flexibility: pay per use, increasing of the costs driven by effective needs Storage Provision Application Service Provision Lower costs: economy of scale HPC Managed Hosting Remote Visualisation 3D Modelling Business Applications continuity: (in House/Host) UPS, Moto generators, Cloud Computing graceful degradation, redundancies Product Integration by mean of Security: Collaborative access Work physical security, logical Complex networking Operational security Chains Privacy: reserved file systems, file system encryption, NDAs Pre-Post Processing interfaces for Visualization ICT, Design & Security Consultancy

15 HPC International Activities (1/2)

16 The PRACE Pillars

17 HPC International Activities (2/2) / European project, co-funded within the 7th Framework Programme / a Collaborative Data Infrastructure that allows researchers to share data within and between communities / European Project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves 45 partners / use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure.

18 Cineca is Focus on customers needs and requirements EXCELLENCE QUALITY OF SERVICE European Center of Excellence FLEXIBILITY Management of HPCs complex infrastructure; ISO certifications

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