Computing Laboratory

The computing laboratory is prepared for a formal development of software following ESA standard procedures in all the development phases. In particular, real-time, critical and embedded software can be developed based on the available platform and, moreover, suitable testing can be carried out to ensure the final product quality.

In addition, a computing cluster (HYDRA) is available for computing science experiments. It was designed to balance computing speed and storage capacity. It has two different physical components: a blade box (computing component) and an external array of disks (storage system), both of them mounted in the same rack.
The blade box is filled to its maximum capacity of 8 full size nodes. Each one of this nodes has 4 processors, and every processor has 6 cores, which gives a total of 192 cores. Every node has also 48 GB of RAM, so the system has 2 GB RAM per core or 384 GB RAM in full (not shared, except for the cores within each node). The storage system is made of four detached arrays of twelve 1 TB disks, for a total of 48 TB of raw space, which is reduced to 22 TB after configuring RAID and spare disks.
 
Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC)

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An institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

An institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Affiliated with the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya

Affiliated with the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya