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Planned and executed extensions

This page lists all planned hardware extensions in the near future and all already completed extensions in the past.

Planned

The following additional ARM nodes are scheduled to be put into operation at the start of 2022:

  • 4x NVIDIA ARM HPC Developer Kits with 1x Ampere Altra Q80-30, 512 GB RAM, 6 TB SATA 3.5" HDD, 2x NVIDIA A100-40 GPUS and 2x BlueField-2E DPUs each

  • 1x ARM+AMD GPU Server with 1x Ampere Altra Q80-30, 512 GB RAM, 2x 960 GB NVMe SSD, 2x AMD MI100 GPUs and 2x BlueField-2E DPUs

  • 2x ARM service nodes with 1x Ampere Altra Q80-30, 512 GB RAM, 2x 960 GB NVMe SSD and 1x BlueField-2E DPU each

We also plan to port our KITE cluster stack to ARM, replacing the current software environment on the FTP-A64 cluster with the same environment used on all other cluster systems operated by NHR@KIT.

Executed: Graphcore IPU-POD16 system (18.11.2021)

A new Graphcore IPU-POD16 system was installed as part of the FTP-X86 cluster.

Executed: AMD Milan Upgrade (09.09.2021)

The AMD EPYC 7302 16-core "Rome" CPUs in the FTP-X86 cluster have been replaced with significantly more powerful AMD EPYC 7543 32-core "Milan" processors on 09.09.2021.


Last update: December 15, 2021