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The Abel computer cluster

Named after the famous Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802 – 1829), the Linux cluster at UiO is a shared resource for research computing capable of 258 TFLOP/s theoretical peak performance. At the time of installation Abel reached position 96 on the Top500 list of the most powerfull systems in the world.

Abel is an allround, allpurpose cluster designed to handle multiple concurrent jobs / users with varying requirements. Instead of massively parallell applications, the primary application profile is for moderately to smaller parallel applications with high IO and/or memory demand. Frequent users of Abel are from the life sciences, astrophysics, geophysics, chemistry and also humanities. All compute nodes on the cluster have a minimum 64 GB RAM, 16 physical CPU cores and are connected by FDR (56 Gbps) Infiniband.

Abel is a joint investment by the Research Council of Norway and UiO, and access is primarily through the Notur project. The cluster is available to all researchers.

 

Help

Please use hpc-drift at usit.uio.no for your questions and requests.

 

Abel operational log

Further assistance or advice?

Do you need help with the research computing services or advice on how best to use the resources? Send an e-mail to the Department for Reserach Computing.

RCS Course Week

Apr. 4, 2017 9:00 AM - Apr. 6, 2017 4:00 PM

Training in using High-performance Computing (HPC) efficiently, for Abel and Colossus (TSD) users. The course is also open for all users of Notur systems, but examples and specifics will pertain to Abel and Colossus.

Apr. 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Short seminar to introduce the CodeRefinery project to the researchers and students at the University of Oslo. The goal of the project is to establish a software development e-infrastructure coupled with necessary technical expertise and extensive training activities in order to address the growing needs of computational communities.

Newsletter - University of Oslo
  • re-routing... Sep. 18, 2016 7:04 PM
  • Abel Newsletter #2, 2015 May 9, 2016 7:59 AM

    CPU allocation and advanced user support deadlines, our new software request system, and our fall course week, along with the usual list of updated tools and applications now available on Abel or through the Lifeportal.