DeiC National LifeScience Supercomputer, Technical University of Denmark

The DeiC National LifeScience HPC and Datacenter is a collaboration between DeiC, the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen. The supercomputer has 16,048 CPU cores and 92 terabytes of memory.

Computerome, The DeiC National LifeScience HPC and Datacenter, was inaugurated on November 28, 2014. It is meant to serve all life-science research groups within Denmark. It is also open for international collaboration.

Life science research has special demands for the amount of data being processed as well as for the transfer time between storage and computing resources and the size of local storage on the nodes. This supercomputer fulfills all those demands.

Computerome - Danish National Supercomputer for Life Sciences - technical information

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Facts about Computerome
  • Among the150 largest supercomputers in the world.
  • The supercomputer itself takes up an area of 50 square meters (538 square feet) and uses one megawatt of power.
  • It is green: Cooling water is recirculated in the building heating system.
  • It has a storage capacity of 7.5 petabytes of data. All American research libraries put together store 2 petabytes of data.
  • It is based on two types of nodes:
  • Hewlett-Packard XL230 - 128 GB, 2x E5-2683v3 Intel processors with 14 cores each.
  • Hewlett-Packard DL560 - 1 TB, 4x E5-4610v2 Intel processors with eight cores each.
  • A total of 16.048 processor cores and 92 TB of very fast storage in more than 560 server nodes.
  • About 500 national and international users are expected to use Computerome.
  • Price: DKK 40 million (5.3 million Euro).