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.


16 June 2021

Upcoming training sessions

Several computer training courses will take place at the start of the school year (Valrose campus):

31 May 2021

Maintenance on Thursday, June 3rd

We inform you that an unexpected maintenance will take place on Azzurra this Thursday, June 3rd between 9 am and 5 pm.

Azzurra will remain online during the maintenance. However, we caution users that some related services (including login, access to /home directories, license servers) might be unreachable at some point during that day.

19 May 2021

OpenMP and GPU training sessions

OpenMP and GPU (OpenACC and OpenMP) training sessions will be organized by the MSI. These courses, opened to all UCA students and staff, will take place next september (Valrose). Each training will take place over two days.

In order to determine the date for each training session, please fill in the OpenMP doodle and the GPU doodle before May 26.

These are advanced courses for people experienced in development.

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.

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