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Meluxina

In June 2021, LuxProvide unveiled MeluXina, marking a significant leap in supercomputing. Designed for a broad range of complex, data-driven tasks, MeluXina embodies the future, blending simulation, modeling, data analytics, and artificial intelligence seamlessly.

Hosted on the advanced EVIDEN BullSequana XH2000 platform, it boasts a computing power of 18 PetaFlops per second, complemented by 20 PetaBytes of DDN storage. With its scalable, open architecture and the enhancement of GPU AI accelerators, MeluXina offers unmatched sustained performance, catalyzing innovation and breakthroughs in numerous fields.

Meluxina legend

The love story between the mermaid Melusina and Count Siegfried of Luxembourg is one of the country’s founding legends. LuxProvide’s supercomputer was named MeluXina after the magical creature, as it is water-cooled and also represents a founding brick in the Luxembourgish digital ecosystem.

WHAT IS A SUPERCOMPUTER?

A supercomputer is a powerful and advanced compute platform that is designed to perform complex calculations and process vast amounts of data at extremely high speeds. It represents the pinnacle of computational power and is used for solving large and complex problems in various domains.

Supercomputers are typically composed of thousands or even millions of processing units (CPUs, GPUs), interconnected by a high-speed network. They leverage parallel processing techniques, where multiple processors work together on different parts of a problem simultaneously, solving large and complex problems in shorter timeframes. This enables organizations to tackle computationally intensive tasks that would be infeasible or time-consuming for conventional computing environments.

Supercomputers are known for their exceptional processing speed, measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) or more recently in terms of AI-specific operations per second (AIOPS) for machine learning workloads. The world’s fastest supercomputers can perform calculations at speeds in the range of petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second) to exaflops (quintillions of calculations per second).

LUXEMBOURG’s NATIONAL
SUPERCOMPUTER MELUXINA

has been build to server a large variety of complex, data-driven computational workloads. Its design is forward-looking, responding to the convergence of simulation, modeling, data analytics and artificial intelligence. This enables predictive analytics simulations.

CAPABILITY

90.000

HPC CPU Cores

5.120

Cloud vCPUs

800

GPU-AI accelerators

+450

TB RAM

20

Petabytes high
performance storage

300+

Tailored software
packages

PERFORMANCE

COMPUTE

18 FP64

PetaFlops

500 AI

PetaFlops

DATA

500+

GB/s Scratch storage

190+

GB/s Project storage

INTERCONNECT

200

Gb/s on Cluster nodes

400

Gb/s on Accelerator and
large memory nodes

When it was launched in June 2021, the MeluXina accelerator module has been ranked 36th in the Top500 World ranking of supercomputers, and 4th greenest in the world and greenest in the EU.

TOP500

36th 

GREEN500

4th(world)

1st(EU)

17900000000000000

FLOPS PEAK PERFORMANCE

If all the humans on the planet were to make a calculation in one second, it would be necessary to
multiply the population of the Earth by more than two million to reach MeluXina’s capacity

MELUXINA ARCHITECTURE

SOFTWARE STACK AND CONTAINERIZED WORKLOAD

MeluXina has a rich software environment, enabling scientists and engineers to be rapidly operational and productive. It comprises hundreds of ready-to-use software tools for running scalable HPC, HPDA and AI workloads and for application development.

MeluXina’s software environment is built around several pillars:

Compilers, programming languages and tools for performance engineering

Libraries for accelerated and scalable computing, and data analytics

Frameworks,including machine learning and AI,  runtime and platform tools

Domain-specific applications for use cases in precision medicine, computer-aided engineering, materials design and many other advanced fields

The software environment is optimized for the MeluXina supercomputing platform and updated on a regular basis.

MeluXina can also run containerized applications and application stacks, with support for parallel and accelerated workflows. Docker and OCI containers are supported by the HPC-ready runtime, as well as running encrypted and trusted containers.

RICH AND OPTIMIZED SOFTWARE STACK

Packages used for scalable AI

  • Frameworks and dependencies already configures and available
  • GPU-accelerated and optimized versions

+ 300 tools

Available on MeluXina

MELUXINA USER SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT

Compilers,
Languages &
Performance Eng.

Parallelization tools,
MPI suites &
acceleration libraries

Numerical &
data libraries

Frameworks, runtime
& platform tools

End user
applications

MELUXINA AND CONTAINERIZED WORKLOADS

Singularity-CE
Container system on MeluXina

  • Docker & OCI compatible
  • Non-privileged mode for
    improved security
  • Support for GPU accelerated
    applications
  • Support for creating and
    running encrypted containers
  • Support for trusted containers:
    PGP signed & verified

Bring-your-own-spoftware stack

  • Enable users to easily control
    complete stack – REPRODUCIBILITY
  • Users create tooling and pipeline on
    their infrastructure – RUN PIPELINE
    ON MELUXINA

USING MELUXINA

MELUXINA, THE CLOUD-ENABLED SUPERCOMPUTER

We are engineering the MeluXina Cloud to provide gateways to our supercomputing platform, supporting your most intensive computational and data workflows. 

The MeluXina Cloud is meant to host:

  •  interactive environments for building and running AI models
  •  container registries that deliver encapsulated, trusted applications to supercomputing container engines
  •  portals and APIs that will enable you to deploy applications tailored to your needs
  •  object-oriented interfaces to our data pools

A Kubernetes platform running on top of the MeluXina Cloud is in the works. It will link the supercomputing platform to flexible, cloud-native services, and empower scalable AI solutions.

MELUXINA, THE CLOUD-ENABLED SUPERCOMPUTER

We are engineering the MeluXina Cloud to provide gateways to our supercomputing platform, supporting your most intensive computational and data workflows. 

The MeluXina Cloud hosts:

  •  interactive environments for building and running AI models
  •  container registries that deliver encapsulated, trusted applications to supercomputing container engines
  •  portals and APIs that will enable you to deploy applications tailored to your needs
  •  object-oriented interfaces to our data pools

A Kubernetes platform running on top of the MeluXina Cloud is in the works. It will link the supercomputing platform to flexible, cloud-native services, and empower scalable AI solutions.

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TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

  • Nvidia
  • AMD
  • Eviden
  • LuxConnect
  • DDN
  • Cisco
  • Telindus
  • Post
  • LU-CIX
  • Restena
  • IBM
  • RedHat