Azzurra HPC center

Azzurra aims to provide research laboratories and students throughout the University with a high quality and flexible computing platform offering high level intensive computing possibilities (CPU and GPU) and high performance storage space.


12 May 2021

Modeling the impacts of storm Alex

Focus on a Géoazur research project that is taking advantage of the Azzurra cluster. Click here to read a presentation of their study.

7 April 2021

16 new AMD nodes

Azzurra has recently increased its computing power with 16 new nodes equipped with 2 AMD Epyc 7302 @ 3 GHz – 16 cores processors, i.e. 32 cores per node and 256 GB of memory.

New Slurm queues are available for everyone to use the new AMD nodes: amd and amdcourt. Click here to read their configuration.

1 March 2021

Discover one of Azzurra’s research projects

Simulations of concentrated non-Brownian suspensions” is a research project from the Institut de Physique de Nice (InPhyNi – CNRS, UCA) with access to Azzurra. Click here to find out more about the project and the interest of using the HPC centre’s resources.

3 February 2021

Increase of queue limits

The maximum number of CPU cores that can be used simultaneously by a project account has been increased to 280 cores for the cpucourt queue, instead of 200 previously.

14 December 2020

New: Intel licenses

We just acquired licenses for Intel Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition 2020, which includes the C, C++, Fortran compilers and MPI librairies.

To learn more about how to use them on Azzurra, click here.

1 December 2020

HPC training: survey

Training sessions will begin in 2021 following the identification of your needs via this survey. The courses will be open to all, including non-users of Azzurra.

The three topics are: OpenMP, MPI and an Introduction to GPU. These are advanced courses for people experienced in development.