Introduction

Our new HPC-system ‘Levante’ - a BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer using the 3rd generation of AMD EPYC CPUs (Milan), NVIDIA A100 GPUs, and a 120 Petabyte DDN filesystem - is currently being installed by Atos. There will be an overlap with Mistral (at least for 3 months). The planings are:

date

shipping/installation

started in July 2021

operational readiness

December 14, 2021

acceptance phase

December 15, 2021 (start) until January 23, 2022 (planned)

early access

beginning December 23, 2021

general availability

February, 01 2022

Decommisioning of Mistral

March, 31 2022 (earliest)

In its final configuration (expected in early 2022), the system will be equipped with 2832 compute nodes in different flavours.

node type

configuration

count

CPU (standard memory)

2x AMD 7763 CPU; 128 cores in total, 256 GB main memory

2520

CPU (more memory)

2x AMD 7763 CPU; 128 cores in total, 512 GB main memory

294

CPU (fat memory)

2x AMD 7763 CPU; 128 cores in total, 1024 GB main memory

18

GPU

2x AMD 7713 CPU; 128 cores in total, 512 GB main memory; 4x NVIDIA A100

60