The frontend cluster Ela is accessible via ssh from external sites as ela.cscs.ch.

The operating system on the login nodes of the cluster is SUSE SLES 11 SP3.


Model IBM x3650 M4 Server
3 Login Nodes 2 x Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz (16 cores, 32 virtual cores with hyperthreading enabled)
Theoretical Peak Performance 499.2 GFLOPS
Memory Capacity per node 64 GB (DDR3-1600)
Max memory bandwidth 59.7 GB/s
Total System Memory 192 GB DDR3


The system is connected through high-speed interconnects to the different filesystems available (GPFS, file transfer, etc…).

The /users file system ad well as the shared storage under /project and /store are accessible from Ela: please carefully read the information about the file systems available on CSCS computing systems.