Computing Facilities

1. GRID COMPUTING

DFCTI develops and operates the grid sites RO-07-NIPNE and RO-11-NIPNE, which contribute to the computational support of three of the LHC experiments within the WLCG collaboration. For this purpose, RO-07-NIPNE currently provides 1700 CPU cores and 650 TB data storage capacity. According to the EGI accounting portal, in 2013 the site ranked first at national level regarding the global grid production.

2. HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

Since 2006, DFCTI's staff has built the high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure of IFIN-HH, consisting of parallel clusters in Gigabit Ethernet, Myrinet and Infiniband communication technologies. Heavier computations are performed on the IBM_BC cluster (IBM BladeCenter), on more than 1150 CPU cores and 2048 GPU cores.

Northern view of the RO-07-NIPNE clusterThe data center that hosts the grid storage

Network Infrastructure

DFCTI hosts the point of presence (PoP) through which the Magurele Platform of Physics is connected to the Romanian NREN, RoEduNet. Due to the increasing grid traffic, DFCTI is currently implementing a plan to gradually increase the bandwidth of IFIN-HH's connection to internet from 10 to 40 and then up to 100 Gigabits/sec.

APC

Partial view of the hosting system of the RO-07-NIPNE cluster (south side)

IBM_BC

Partial view of the IBM_BC HPC cluster