SURFsara

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SURFsara is a Dutch foundation that provides supercomputers, colocation, networks and high-end visualisation to academic institutions. SURFsara has extensive expertise, both in usage and management of the facilities.

SURFsara was founded in 1970 as SARA (Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amsterdam) to deliver computing facilities to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam, and the Mathematics Centre (now Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica). On January 1, 2013, SARA merged with SURF (Stichting Universitaire Rekenfaciliteiten, foundation for academic computing facilities).[1] The old SARA is now a besloten vennootschap with SURF as its holding foundation. To this day SURFsara mainly serves the academic world.

SURFsara is located in the Science Park Amsterdam in Watergraafsmeer. SURFsara also has a location in Almere.

SURFsara also offers colocation and hosting these days, and is one of the six locations of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.

Supercomputers[edit]

  • Huygens
    • IBM System p-575 (3328 x POWER6 @ 4.7 GHz)

Lisa[edit]

Number Type Clock Scratch Memory Cache Cores InfiniBand
128 L5520 2.26 GHz 85 GB 24 GB QPI 5.86 GT/s 8 MB -
256 L5520 2.26 GHz 85 GB 24 GB QPI 5.86 GT/s 8 MB 8 Qlogic
32 L5640 2.26 GHz 220 GB 24 GB QPI 5.86 GT/s 12 MB 12 -
64 L5640 2.26 GHz 220 GB 24 GB QPI 5.86 GT/s 12 MB 12 Qlogic
144 2650L 1.80 GHz 750 GB 32 GB QPI 8.00 GT/s 20 MB 16 -

GinA[edit]

Number Brand Model CPU Model Clock Scratch Memory Cores
176 Dell PE M610 L5520 2.26 GHz 512 GB 24 GB 8
80 Dell PE M610 E5649 2.53 GHz 850 GB 48 GB 12
18 Dell PE R820 E5-4620 2.20 GHz 6800 GB 256 GB 32

Previous supercomputers:

For high-end visualization, SARA offers among others:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sara en Vancis gaan definitief naar Surf". Computable. Retrieved 2 July 2014.