Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif

6 clusters, 10k cores, 1 login, 1 home directory


CÉCI is the 'Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif'; a consortium of high-performance computing centers of UCLouvain, ULB, ULiège, UMons, and UNamur. The CÉCI is supported by the F.R.S-FNRS and the Walloon Region. Read more.

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The training sessions Youtube channel is now ready.

Do not hesitate to have a look at the videos of the training sessions.

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Monday, 25 January 2021

LUMI Training - Practical course on the CUDA to HIP porting

CSC and the LUMI User Support Team organize their first training day that will focus on porting CUDA applications to HIP. This training aims to help the users to port their code to LUMI, the European pre-exascale supercomputer, that will achieve its high computing power thanks to a large number of nodes with AMD GPUs. This event will take place on February 26.

This session will provide an extensive dive into the Hipify tools, many examples and a hands-on session. If you’re developing your code with CUDA and wish to harness the computing power of LUMI in the future this training is a fantastic opportunity.

You can find further details and the registration form here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

NIC5 installed at ULiège

The new NIC5 HPC cluster is now available. It features 70 nodes with two 32 cores AMD EPYC Rome 7542 cpus at 2.9 GHz and 256 GB of RAM, 3 nodes with 1 TB of RAM, 520 TB of fast BeeGFS /scratch and a 100 Gbps Infiniband HDR interconnect (blocking factor 1,2:1), for a total of 4672 cores.

Friday, 23 August 2019

HERCULES2 installed at UNamur

The HPC cluster Hercules2 is now installed and available for use. It has a total of 1536 cores spread among 30 new nodes with AMD Epyc processors and 32 nodes with Sandy Bridge Intel Xeons which were kept from its predecesor Hercules.

With the new nodes going from 256 GB up to 2 TB of RAM, it is meant to take the place as the high memory CÉCI cluster. If you have large memory jobs to run, try it!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

DRAGON2 installed at UMons

A new CÉCI cluster Dragon2 is now installed and operational at UMons. This is the second CÉCI cluster to be deployed as part of the renewal process which started last year.

It has a total of 592 cores of the latest generation SkyLakes Intel Xeon processors and there are two special nodes having each 2 high-end NVidia Tesla V100 GPUs.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

11th CÉCI Scientific Meeting

The next CÉCI scientific day will take place on April 25th at ULB.
Program details here.