The Grand Tavé (3,158 m) is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, located south of Fionnay in the canton of Valais. It belongs to the Grand Combin massif and lies east of the Corbassière Glacier.

The system is a Cray XC40 featuring Intel Kights Landing (KNL) compute nodes, that can be allocated within the SLURM batch queuing system.


ModelCray XC40 KNL

Compute Nodes

64 cores Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) CPU 7230 @ 1.30GHz

Login Nodes

8 cores Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.60GHz

Theoretical Peak Performance

436.63 TFlops

Memory Capacity per Compute Node

96 GB, 16 GB HBM

Memory Capacity per Login Node

256 GB

Interconnect Configuration

Aries routing and communications ASIC with Dragonfly network topology

Scratch capacity

/scratch/snx2000 904 TB



The system has a high-speed interconnect configuration based on Aries routing and communications ASIC with a Dragonfly network topology.