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

end of October 2021 (planned)

acceptance phase and early access

November 2021

general availability

beginnig of December 2021 (planned)

Decommisioning of Mistral

March, 31 2022

In its final configuration (expected in early 2022), the system will be equipped with about 2900 compute nodes in different flavours.

node type

configuration

approximate number

CPU (standard memory)

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

2500

CPU (more memory)

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

300

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