What is UPPMAX?
What is SNIC/NAISS?
What is a cluster?
We’ll get an overview of UPPMAX and SNIC/NAISS and how a computer cluster works
UPPMAX = UppMACS
Mission: to provide a quality high-performance computing environment nationally
Starting 1 January 2023, the National Academic Infrastructure for Supercomputing in Sweden (NAISS) is the new organization for high-performance computing, storage, and date services for academic users in Sweden.
Replaces SNIC — the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing
Linköping university is the host organization for NAISS, but NAISS acts independently with a national perspective and responsibility.
From the users perspective, there will initially only be minimal differences between the SNIC and NAISS regimes.
FAQ:s — https://www.naiss.se/about/
Application rounds: https://supr.naiss.se/round/
NAISS and Uppsala University fund UPPMAX — UU’s supercomputing center.
Runs the clusters placed in Uppsala.
More details in the afternoon about Organisational orienteering!
Rackham (general purpose)
Snowy (Long runs and GPU:s)
Bianca (sensitive data)
Miarka (NGI production)
genomic data from the sequencing machines are pre-processed before they are delivered to the researcher.
On-load, directly connected to the clusters
Off-load, for large data not needed for computation analysis anymore
Dis (region EAST-1)
High Performance Computing — HPC
What is a cluster?
A network of computers, each computer working as a node.
From small scale RaspberryPi cluster…
To supercomputers like Rackham.
Each node contains several processor cores and RAM and a local disk called scratch.
The user logs in to login nodes via Internet through ssh or ThinLinc.
Here the file management and lighter data analysis can be performed.
The calculation nodes have to be used for intense computing.
Overview of the UPPMAX systems
NAISS makes available large-scale high-performance computing resources, storage capacity, and advanced user support, for Swedish research.
UPPMAX runs the local resources placed at Uppsala Universtiy
A cluster consists of several inter-connected computers that can work individually or together.