Resource centre Debrecen SC

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Debrecen SC


Resource centre Debrecen SC

Debrecen supercomputer is a Silicon Graphics International (SGI) machine. It has a high performance, redundant Infiniband internal communication system and equipped with the latest Intel Xeon X5680 (Westmere EP) 6-core processor-based cluster specific architecture (SGI Altix ICE8400EX). The machine has 1536 processor cores and more than 6 terabytes of memory. It has half petabyte storage and high performance (Nvidia Quadro FX5800 based) visualization subsystem complements. The system using the most advanced, energy-efficient technologies, and water-cooled design. The machine is providing 18 teraflops of computing power. The operating system is SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution and it is equipped with all the special software tools which are needed for the High Performance Computing applications.

Parallel programming models

Supported parallel programming paradigms are MPI, OpenMP, PVM and Hybrid.

Development software

Languages C/C++ ; gcc compiler toolchain, MPI libraries, profiling and debugging tools.

Infrastructural services

User administration, authentication, authorization, security

Users can access it with SSH public key authentication

Workflow and batch management

Open Grid Scheduler 2011.11p1 local resource manager

Distributed filesystem and data management

There are two filesystems available to users (/home, /scratch) where /scratch is for temporary files created during job execution and it is shared beetween the worker nodes.

Accounting and resource management

Sun Grid Engine's accounting

Operational monitoring

Operational monitoring is performed using various tools: Nagios, Munin

Helpdesk and user support

User support is provided through dedicated hu_niifi queue at HP-SEE Helpdesk

Libraries and application tools

1) Software libraries:


2) Development and application software available:

Intel compiler, GNU compilers (gcc, g++, gfortran), GDB

More detailed description about the current software stack:

Access the Debrecen SC

If you want to have access to Debrecen SC you have to register in the HP-SEE Resource Management System at For more information on using the Resource Management System consult Resource management system.

Frontend machine:

Here you can read about the usage of the Hungarian supercomputers:


HP-SEE researchers should use the help desk - If you don’t have an account send mail to Ioannis Liaboti - iliaboti at grnet dot gr.

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