taygeta cluster

The taygeta cluster at the University of Oulu is a part of the FGI-Finnish Grid Initiative project, a national distributed computing environment.

Our local cluster consists of 360 cores arranged in 30 nodes with dual 6-core CPU in each. The amount of RAM is 4 GB/core and the processors are of Intel Xeon X5650 type. Through grid usage, the users have access to the clusters located at 9 other locations (Aalto University, Åbo Akademi University, CSC Scientific Computing, University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Tampere University of Technology, and University of Turku), the project consisting of altogether thousands of cores.

At the University of Oulu, the local users of taygeta are at the departments of physics, chemistry and biochemistry, as well as the Thule institute. Through CSC - IT Center for Science, the grid resources are available for the entire scientific community. The local administrative contact persons are André Juffer (biochemistry) and Juha Vaara (physics). Technical administration is being done by Reijo Rasinkangas, with further support obtainable from CSC (grid-support(at)

Taygeta is used for versatile research in computational materials science, ranging from theory and computation of magnetic resonance, optic and magneto-optic properties, water systems modelling, as well as cluster physics to dynamical simulations of complex molecular materials and biosystems.  A major part of the work belongs to the collaboration in the MolMat (Molecular materials) consortium at the University of Oulu.

Many academic modelling codes have been compiled in the taygeta cluster. There is a range of compilers available for own code development and further academic codes.

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Last updated: 11.12.2012