LUSITANIA II Supercomputer

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Since the end of 2015, Extremadura has the LUSITANIA II Supercomputer, located in Cáceres. It significantly increases the computing resources offered by the COMPUTAEX Foundation, reaching a processing power of 25.05 Teraflops and significantly increasing the power of the first LUSITANIA Supercomputer.

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Technical specifications of LUSITANIA II Supercomputer are described below:

Shared memory node

  • 1 Primergy RX4770 M2 with 4 Intel Xeon E7-4830v3 processors, 12 cores per processor, 2,1GHz, 30 MB Cache (48 cores), 1,5 TB DDR4 RAM, 4 power sources and 300GB SAS disks.

Distributed memory cluster

  • 10 chasis Fujitsu Primergy CX400 containing up to four server nodes.
  • 40 Fujitsu Primergy CX2550 servers with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 processors, 10 cores per processor, 2,6GHz (20 cores per node, 800 cores) and 25 MB cache, with 80 GB RAM and 2 128 GB SSD disks.

Service nodes

  • 3 Fujitsu Primergy RX2530 M1 servers, with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 processors per server (6 cores 2,4GHz and 15 MB cach); 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 2 300 GB SAS disks.

Development nodes

  • 2 Fujitsu Primergy RX2530 M1 servers with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 processors (6 cores 2,4GHz and 15 MB cache); 64GB DDR4 RAM and 2 300GB SAS disks.


  • Metadata cabinet (MDT) Eternus DX 200 S3 (15 900GB SAS disks) = 12 TB.
  • 2 Fujitsu Primergy RX2530 M1 servers with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 processors (6 cores 2,4GHz and 15 MB cache); 64GB DDR4 RAM and 2 300GB SAS disks for metadata management with Lustre.
  • Data cabinet (OST) Eternus DX 200 (41 NL-SAS disks of 2TB) = 82 TB.
  • 2 Fujitsu Primergy RX2530 M1 servers with 2 Intel Xeon E5-2620v3 processors (6 cores 2,4GHz and 15 MB cache); 64GB DDR4 RAM, 2 300GB SAS disks for object management with Lustre.

Network topology

Supercomputer connectivity to the outside is solve through a connection of up to 10 Gbps with Extremadura Scientific-Technological Network, connecting main cities and technology centers in the region. CénitS is also interconnected with RedIRIS and the GÉANT European network.

Internally, service and computation infrastructure is structured on:

  • Fortinet Fortigate 3810A firewall for perimeter security, with up to 10Gbps connections, firewall capability, VPN, antivirus, intrusion detection and bandwidth management.
  • 3 Brocade ICX6430 switches with 48 ports and a Brocade ICX6430 switch with 24 ports for the management and communication network.
  • 3 InfiniBand Mellanox IS5030 switches with 36 QDR ports 40Gbps for the computer network. 


This project (FCYA10-1E-157) is co-financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the subprogram of Scientific-Technological Infrastructure Projects (2010-2011), from Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation, 2008-2011.