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QPACE3 - Quantum Chromodynamics Parallel Computing on the Cell


QPACE3 (Quantum Chromodynamics Parallel Computing on the Cell - 3rd generation) is a massively parallel and scalable computer architecture optimized for lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD). This system started operation in 6 December 2016.


The QPACE3 system is available for selected QCD projects.

Hardware Characteristics
  • 4 Racks with 352 Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX1640 M1 nodes

    • Processors: Intel Xeon Phi 7210 (Knights Landing), 64 cores/256 threads, 1.30 GHz
    • Overall peak performance: 937 TFlops
    • Main memory: 16.896 TB RAM (aggregate)
    • Liquid cooling via Fujitsu RackCDU V3 Horizontal

    • Network: Intel Omni-Path 100 Gb/s

    • Power consumption: 110 kW (aggregate)
    • Power efficiency: 5806 MFlops/W (#5 Green500, SC16)

    • Operating System: CentOS 7.3

For more information refer to

Energieeffizienter FUJITSU-Supercomputer QPACE3 in Jülich in Betrieb genommen,
      Fujitsu aktuell, 22. Dezember 2016
Jülich Installs New QPACE3 Supercomputer for Quantum Chromodynamics,
      insideHPC, 24 December 2016


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