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The Italian Tier-1 cluster  for industrial and public research

This machine is our Tier-1 system, introduced in CINECA on January 2015. It is devoted to scientific computing on the basis of national and European proposals. On Galileo also special HPC technical oriented projects are developed in collaboration with our specialists. 

This Tier-1 supercomputer is among  the fastest supercomputer available to Italian industrial and public researchers. It is equipped with up-to date Intel accelerators (Intel Phi 7120p), NVIDIA accelerators (NVIDIA Tesla K80), as well as top level programming environment and a number of Application Tools required by the projects activated on it.

Galileo is mainly used to develop and run applications targeted at hybrid architectures, leveraging software applications in the fields of computational fluid dynamics, material and life science, and geophysics. The computing system is also available to European researchers as a Tier-1 system of the PRACE infrastructure.


Model: IBM NeXtScale

Architecture: Linux Infiniband Cluster

Nodes: 516 
Processors: 2 8-cores Intel Haswell 2.40 GHz per node
Cores: 16 cores/node, 8256 cores in total
Accelerators: 2 Intel Phi 7120p per node on 384 nodes (768 in total); 2 NVIDIA K80 per node on 40 nodes (80 in total, 20 available for scientific research)
RAM: 128 GB/node, 8 GB/core
Internal Network: Infiniband with 4x QDR switches
Disk Space: 2.000 TB of local scratch
Peak Performance: 1.000 TFlop/s (to be defined)

Operating system: CentOS 7.0