Experimental Compute Cluster: ehlers

The Experimental Compute Cluster: ehlers provides a basic infrastructure which enables researchers in SimTech to carry out large-scale simulations, such as compressible flows that occur on commercial aircraft or wind turbines, molecular dynamics, or porous media flows. These simulations require immense computational power and benefit from the parallel processing capabilities of experimental compute clusters.

Experimental compute clusters enable researchers to conduct extensive parameter exploration and sensitivity analysis, helping to identify optimal configurations and uncover hidden dependencies within complex systems. This iterative process accelerates the refinement of simulation models and enhances the reliability of scientific results. They facilitate the integration of machine learning algorithms into simulation workflows, optimize simulations in real-time and enhance the predictive capabilities of scientific models. 

With a compute cluster comprising twelve CPU nodes, four GPU nodes, a single NVIDIA DGX, and miscellaneous administrative and file servers with a total of around 700TB available storage space, the Experimental Compute Cluster: ehlers thus builds a bridge between the institutes at the University of Stuttgart and larger national and international supercomputing centers, such as the HLRS.

The compute lab is named in honor of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Ehlers, the first director of SC SimTech and the spokesperson of the former Cluster of Excellence EXC 310.


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Malte Brunn


Cluster Computing Systems Expert

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