Caractéristiques du Blue Gene / Q

Dr. Vincent Keller

CADMOS Applications analyst

Vincent Keller received his Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2004, and his PhD degree in 2008 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in the HPCN and HPC Grids fields. Since 2010, Dr. Vincent Keller is the applications analyst for EPFL and University of Lausanne within the CADMOS project. His research interests are in HPC applications analysis, Grid and cluster computing and energy efficiency of large computing ecosystems.

BG/Q main characteristics

  • IBM Blue Gene/Q Massively Parallel Computer
  • 1 rack, 5D torus
  • 1204 16-cores nodes, PowerPC A2 processor 1.6 GHz
  • Energy efficient, water cooled : GF/W
  • 209.7 TF/s peak, 172.7 TF/s on HPL
  • 2.2 PB of disk space, GSS file storage
  • OS Linux SuSE


  • Two IBM System-p hosts
  • (open to the outside world)
  • (accessible within EPFL network only)
  • Configuration
  • 8 Power6 cores 4.2 GHz
  • 32 GB of memory
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