HPC Systems

The University of Bonn runs two small HPC systems ("bonna" and "bender") for small-scale computing projects. "bonna" is an MPP cluster, "bender" is a GPU cluster. A third, much bigger system "marvin" is currently being purchased, it will consist of both MPP and GPU partitions, being at least an order of magnitude bigger than both "bonna" and "bender" combined.

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Small MPP-Cluster Bonna

The cluster "bonna" was purchased and installed in 2019 to meet small-scale needs for HPC resources. "bonna" is purely a MPP cluster with 2240 cores. It is currently maintained by Fraunhofer SCAI

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GPU-Server Bender

For the teaching and small research projects (e.g. a bachelor or master thesis) the University of Bonn offers the small GPU cluster "bender", consisting of 16 Nvidia A40 GPUs. "bender" is currently open to all members of the University of Bonn. Application form can be found in the system description.

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Planned: General purpose Tier-3 Cluster Marvin

A much bigger HPC-system, both with large MPP-, as well as extensive GPU-partitions, is currently being purchased. Due to long delivery times, we expect "marvin" to be available for modellers by the end of 2023. More details will be published here as soon as the contract has been awarded.


HPC Projects

In addition to productive HPC ressources, the HRZ-HPC-team works on smaller "fun" projects for teaching. At this point of time, this is just one project, a tiny HPC cluster that students/trainees build themselves, consisting of Raspberry Pis. More projects are planned for the future.

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Raspberry Pi Cluster HAL

Tiny cluster continously re-assembled within the context of workshops, to demonstrate the basics of HPC cluster architecture.


borg - Common Infrastructure for our HPC Clusters

Access all (linked) HPC clusters and their file systems from shared login nodes, work on shared HOME folders everywhere..

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Research Data Management

The library of the University (Universitätsbibliothek, ULB) and the University's computer centre (Hochschulrechenzentrum, HRZ) offer a common and central service for professional research data management.

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