CSCS provides the supercomputers and expertise that help keep Swiss science at the forefront of development worldwide. Supercomputers are the tools of today’s inventors. With them, researchers can demonstrate science that was never possible with theory and experimentation alone.

The centre operates the very latest supercomputers and works with the world’s leading computing centers and hardware manufacturers. This enables the centre to be the driving force behind innovation in computational research in Switzerland: the very latest computer architecture helps to ensure that users’ codes run quickly so they can focus more on their scientific results.

CSCS houses a diverse pool of supercomputers and these are dedicated to national and custom services. The supercomputers are in the machine room, which measures 2000 square meters with no single supporting pillar or any partitioning; this all to minimize restrictions to the installation and operation of supercomputers in the future.

NameSupplier & ModelInstallation / Upgrade YearSurface in m2Energy consumption in kW under Linpack

Compute power (Peak)[GFLOP/s]

Compute power (Max) [GFLOP/s]

Piz Daint gpu

Piz Daint mc

Cray XC50 (Hybrid)

Cray XC40 (Multicore)

2017

 

2'272

 

734

25'326'000

2'193'000

19'590'000

1'896'800

Piz Daint gpu

Piz Daint mc

Cray XC50 (Hybrid)

Cray XC40 (Multicore)

2016

 

2'053

 

519

23'982'000

1'509'600

17'620'000

1'410'700

Piz Daint 

 

Piz Dora

Cray XC30 (Hybrid)

Cray XC40 (Multicore)

2014 1'753

7'788'900

1'258'000

6'271'000

944'800

Piz Daint

Cray XC30 (Multicore)

20121082'325

745'590

626'900

Monte Rosa

Cray XE6

201152730

402'100

297'000

Monte Rosa

Cray XT5 (six core)

200952713

211'500

168'700

Monte Rosa

Cray XT5 (quad core)

200952700

141'500

117'600

Piz Palü

Cray XT3 Dual Core

200748270

17'310

14'200

Piz Palü

Cray XT3 Single Core

200516180

5'720

4'800

 IBM SP4 (MPP)20024080

1'331

736

Prometeo

NEC SX5

19995540

64

59

Gottardo

NEC SX4

19969555

32

31

Adula

NEC SX3

1992125360

5

5