BlueBrain IV

BlueBrain IV is acquired from the Blue Brain Project, École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL) and is installed and hosted at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), ETH Zürich.

How to get access to BlueBrain IV


Swiss National Supercomputing Centre - Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico

"Blue Brain IV" at CSCS

Architecture IBM Blue Gene/Q system
Peak performance 839 TFlops
System configuration
  • 4 racks
  • 65,536 cores
Processors PowerPC® A2 1.6 GHz
  • 65 TB of RAM
  • 128 TB of BlueGene Active Storage (BGAS) to enable data-intensive supercomputing A 40-nodes x86 visualization system
  • Shared parallel filesystem based on GPFS / GSS
  • Capacity in excess of 4 PB
  • Bandwidth exceeding 40GB/s
  • FDR Infiniband network
Job scheduler Slurm
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