About DIaL2.5

DIaL2.5 Complexity Cluster at the University of Leicester

The University of Leicester hosts two of five High Performance Computing (HPC) systems that forms part of the DiRAC service. The focus of the service is to support data intensive science problems in Theoretical Astrophysics and Particle Physics.

The Data Intensive at Leicester 2.5 (DIaL2.5) service provides:

  • 400 dual-socket nodes with 36 2.3 GHz intel skylake cores, 192 GB RAM per node.
  • 3 large memory nodes: 36 skylake cores, 1.5TB RAM per node.
  • 1 large memory node with 144 skylake 3GHz cores, 6 TB RAM, supporting larger shared memory codes.
  • EDR Infiniband Interconnect (2:1 blocking)
  • 3.3 TB of Lustre parallel storage, supporting over 40GB/s read/write.
  • 100 GB NVMEoFC storage - experimental data intensive file store with a theoretical peak read/write of 50GB/s.
  • All nodes run linux CentOS 7 or RHEL 7

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Need help?

You should send all support issues and questions to leicester.support@dirac.ac.uk