New and modern equipment at each of the workplaces as well as the hybrid computer centre in Hannover with our high-performance computing facilities assist the research work at the MUSIC Graduate School.
The computing performance of our new computing cluster “Leibniz” enables the detailed simulation of problems from fields such as structural mechanics, fluid-structure interaction and continuum mechanics. The computing time required for the solution of complex problems is short thanks to the parallel computing capabilities offered by the cluster. The memory available allows the computation of huge numerical models in a highly detailed way, which will raise the attractiveness for both researchers and industry working on the solution of complex problems. Setting up the computing facility required a six-figure investment sum. Currently, the extendable system consists of 11 computing nodes with a total of 92 cores. It uses a Torque/Maui batch system, a Parastation V5 as cluster middleware and the RedHat Enterprise linux/cluster suite. The theoretical accumulated performance of this system is 764 GFlops.
In addition, there is access to the HLRN-II supercomputers of the High-Performance Computer Interconnection North with two coupled installations in Hannover and Berlin which are No. 39/40 in the world ranking of the fastest supercomputers and No. 4/5 in Germany. Computing speed at each of these locations is an excellent 107.1 TFlops/s!