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Tier-0/1 Resources for Earth System Sciences

The cluster module of JUWELS, the upcoming Tier-0/1 modular supercomputer at Forschungszentrum Jülich, is currently being installed in the machine room of JSC and will become generally available in late June 2018. While the system is to a large extent dedicated to national and European users from various research communities, a successfully acquired strategic Helmholtz investment has allowed for an extension, aimed at researchers working in the field of Earth system modelling (ESM). The aim of this partition, which is already integrated in the cluster and comprises 500 of the 2,500 nodes overall, is to enable frontier simulations in this field of crucial societal relevance as well as the initialization, tuning, and coupling of models. The allocation of CPU time from the additional partition is overseen by the Helmholtz ESM community and aligned with the standard GCS/NIC grant procedure. It is also foreseen that the JUWELS booster module, which is planned for early 2020, will be extended with an ESM partition.
(Contact: Dr. Norbert Attig,

JSC News No. 257, 24 April 2018