Arctur-2 launch of first hyperconverged supercomputer in Slovenia

date: 06.10.2016

category: News

On 6th of October 2016 Arctur opened a modern data centre and a new supercomputer system Arctur-2, the first hyperconverged supercomputer in Slovenia.

Arctur-2 is our flagship hyperconverged HPC & Cloud computing infrastructure. Is has been designed and built to fit various and diverse usage scenarios, from general use Cloud Computing to HPC computing as well as Big Data analytics. By converging different types of servers into single entity we achieved high performance, energy efficiency and seamless management, enabling us to provide excellent services to our customers.

Technical details:
- 1008 CPU cores from Intel Xeon E5 v4 CPUs
- 1 TB of memory per node with high memory-density nodes
- 8 TB and 224 CPU cores SMP system
- servers with multiple locally attached hard drives for Software Defined Storage and Big Data analytics
- GPU nodes with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs
- 25/100 Gigabit Ethernet network from Mellanox
- 1.5 PB of distributed storage, based on Ceph tehnology
- multiple-tier block storage with all-flash arrays for cloud computing workloads


The opening was attended by the President of the Republic of Slovenija Borut Pahor and longtime Arctur collaborator, Professor Mark Parsons of the University of Edinburgh.